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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.]
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cerclage

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

n cerclaje m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Most often this is done with a metal wire or cable called a cerclage (ser-klahzh).
-- There was no reduction in preterm birth but a higher cerclage rate and a doubling of hospital days when cervical scanning, rather than obstetric history, was used to determine necessity for the procedure.
A 30-year-old, 167 cm, 57 kg woman with a twin pregnancy at the 23rd week of gestation was scheduled for cervical cerclage. She had been receiving a continuous intravenous infusion of ritodrine (150 [micro]g/ min) and magnesium sulfate (1 g/h), both of which had been commenced two days before.
They were treated with open reduction and internal fixation of the fracture using an anatomically-contoured, low-profile distal clavicle plate and coracoclavicular ligament augmentation with a coracoclavicular cerclage. Six fractures initially occurred via MVC and 4 via a direct fall onto the shoulder.
One alternative was the placement of a cervical cerclage to minimize the dilation of the cervical opening during the course of pregnancy.
Included subjects had asymptomatic, high-risk, singleton pregnancies, and at least 1 previous spontaneous preterm birth, prophylactic cervical cerclage, or uterine malformation.
The procedure - a rescue cerclage - usually only lasts for a few days, but Wendy's held for three weeks.
The Baywatch star, who has had four miscarriages, underwent a high-tech surgical technique known as cerclage to prevent her from aborting the baby.
L'elegance de la haute ceinture de caisse et de la ligne de toit coupee est sublimee par le cerclage des vitres chrome et le vaste toit panoramique vitre.
Progesterone administration and cervical cerclage have been used as effective means to correct the condition in the absence of infection (5).