cerclage

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cer·clage

 (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.

[French, encirclement, from cercler, to encircle, from Old French, from cercle, circle; see circle.]

cerclage

(sɜːˈklɑːʒ )
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the treatment of an incompetent cervix by means of a suture in early pregnancy to prevent miscarriage
Translations

cer·clage

n. cerclaje, en ortopedia, procedimiento usado en ciertas fracturas por el cual se unen partes rodeándolas con un hilo metálico o con catgut.

cerclage

n cerclaje m
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This time everything went smoothly, but because my cervix was weak, I had a cervical cerclage - a stitch to hold it and keep it closed.
Although these cervical injuries are more common in term deliveries, alternative risk factors associated with cervical injuries are cervical cerclage, induction of labour, young maternal age, vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery, prostaglandin use and precipitate labour.
Review of the literature shows the facts that the pyometra after ovum retrieval, uterine rupture following successful tubal blastocyst transfer after laparoscopic cervical cerclage and placenta accreta causing uterine rupture in the second trimester of pregnancy after IVF resulted in hysterectomy.
The routinely practised vaginal cerclage procedure is not effective enough in preventing these miscarriages compared to our new method of laparoscopic cervical cerclage.
Various reports have suggested safety of such management particularly with Methotrexate, (6) embolization of Uterine vessels, (7, 8) or Shirodkar cervical cerclage, (9) followed by dilatation and curettage.
The role of cervical cerclage in pregnancy outcome in women with uterine anomaly.
Since our study took place prior to these new ACOG recommendations, we had been routinely recording ultrasound (US) parameters including cervical length in an US database to identify patients who were candidates for the only intervention at the time, cervical cerclage.
Furthermore, vaginal progesterone has been shown to be a safe and beneficial intervention for women with no known risk factors who are diagnosed with a shortened cervical length (< 2 cm), and cervical cerclage has been suggested to reduce the risk of preterm birth for women with a history of prior preterm birth who also have a shortened cervical length.
5), vaginal bleeding, history of surgical procedure on the cervix, cervical cerclage, autoimmune disease, sexual intercourse or use of products that can affect vaginal pH over the past 24 hours, major congenital fetal anomalies that were diagnosed in the previous ultrasound exam or screening tests for the first and second trimester of pregnancy.
In these circumstances, in the absence of labor or intra-amniotic infection, a "rescue" cervical cerclage may be considered as a last resort (see page 34 for more on cerclage).