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cerclage

 [ser-klahzh´] (Fr.)
encircling of a part with a ring or loop, as for correction of an incompetent cervix uteri or fixation of the adjacent ends of a fractured bone.
 Cerclage of an incompetent cervix uteri, the inset showing the effect of the tightened suture.

cer·clage

(sair-klazh'),
1. Bringing into close opposition and binding together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone by a ring or by an encircling, tightly drawn wire loop.
2. Operation for retinal detachment in which the choroid and retinal pigment epithelium are brought in contact with the detached sensory retina by a band encircling the sclera posterior to the insertion of the ocular rectus muscles.
3. The placing of a nonabsorbable suture around an incompetent cervical os.
[Fr. an encircling, hooping, banding]

cerclage

(sər-kläzh′)
n.
1. The placement of a nonabsorbable suture around the uterine cervix to treat premature dilation of the cervix during pregnancy.
2. The use of an encircling wire loop or ring to bring together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone or the fragments of a broken patella.
3. The use of an encircling silicone band around the sclera of the eye to correct detachment of the retina.

cerclage

Surgery The operative encircling of a part, especially of an incompetent cervix, tightening it with sutures. See Cervical incompetence.

cer·clage

(ser-klazh')
1. Bringing into close opposition and binding together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone or the fragments of a broken patella by a ring or by an encircling, tightly drawn wire loop.
2. Operation for retinal detachment in which the choroid and retinal pigment epithelia are brought in contact with the detached sensory retina by a band encircling the sclera posterior.
3. The placing of a nonabsorbable suture around an incompetent cervical os.
Synonym(s): tiring.
[Fr. an encircling, hooping, banding]
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Rather than being a multi-filament wire cable, the SuperCable Iso-Elastic Cerclage is an elastomeric polymer cable consisting of a nylon core encased in a jacket of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) braided fibers.
Women in the scan group were 1.6 times more likely to receive a cerclage (39 of 122), compared with those in the history group (25 of 125).
Women who received rescue cerclage in addition to progesterone delivered at a mean 34.3 weeks' gestational age, compared with 27.5 weeks for those receiving progesterone alone (P less than .001).
If a woman with a prior SPTB is found to have a short cervix, she may benefit from cerclage placement to reduce her risk of recurrent PTB (in addition to continuing 17P).
Cervical Shirodkar cerclage may be the treatment modality of choice for cervical pregnancy.
(15) Displaced fractures may require fixation, either with a hook cable plate construct or cerclage fixation, in order to restore the functional leverage arm of the glutei muscles.
This retrospective case-control study included 38 pregnant women who were diagnosed as having cervical incompetence and treated with cervical cerclage using the modified Shirodkar method.
Interfragmentat fixation of rostral mandibular fracture with cerclage wire in a thoroughbred English horse.
One of them (50%) was treated with tension band and resulted in bone consolidation without complication; the other (50%), which was treated with osteosynthesis, intramedullary pin, and cerclage, resulted in pin migration and need for reintervention for consolidation where the pins were cut and buried.
Special attention was paid to incontinent cervix, and need of cerclage. Therefore, 168(35%) women with preterm birth where subjected to US scans in the first trimester, 163(34%) during the second trimester and 144(30%) were not examined at all.
The study excluded women under 18 years of age, and those with a prior history of cervical surgery or cervical cerclage. Major known complications in the current pregnancy, such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, major congenital anomaly, fetal demise, and any symptoms of labor or late miscarriage were also grounds for exclusion.