Diagnosis of cervical change in pregnancy by means of transvaginal ultrasonography

Gary M. Joffe, Gerardo O. Del Valle, Luis A. Izquierdo, George J. Gilson, James F. Smith, Molly S. Chatterjee, Luis B. Curet

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There are no absolute objective diagnostic criteria for cervical incompetence. Abdominal and endovaginal ultrasonographic assessment of endocervical length, both of which have been associated with technical problems, have been used to establish the diagnosis. Cervical cerclage may be useful in preventing silent cervical dilatation; however, no prospective trials with and without cerclage have been performed when endocervical shortening has been demonstrated by ultrasonography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)896-900
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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