cervical cerclage

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cervical cerclage

The use of ligatures around the cervix uteri to treat cervical incompetence during pregnancy. It is usually performed between 12–14 weeks before the cervix has begun to thin or dilate and is removed towards the end of pregnancy.
See: Shirodkar operation
See also: cerclage
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Cervical cerclage

A procedure in which the cervix is sewn closed; used in cases when the cervix starts to dilate too early in a pregnancy to allow the birth of a healthy baby.
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