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Cervical funneling after cerclage in cervical incompetence as a predictor of pregnancy outcome.
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PMID:  21463213     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives. To evaluate whether cervical funneling influences pregnancy outcome in women with short cervical length (CL) after cerclage, and to identify funneling parameters associated with pregnancy outcome. Methods. Medical records of women identified to have a short CL with or without funneling after cerclage were reviewed. Women with short CL as well as funneling were defined as cases (Funneling group), and those with short CL but no funneling were the controls (No Funneling group). We compared perinatal outcome between the two groups and analyzed the relationships between funneling parameters and pregnancy outcome. Results. Seventy-two patients were included in this study; 39 women with short CL and funneling and 33 with short CL and no funneling. The mean gestational age at delivery of the Funneling group was 33.7 weeks, as compared to 36.5 weeks for the NoFunneling group (p < 0.001). We found a significant inverse association of funneling depth as well as volume with pregnancy outcome (p < 0.001, and p = 0.005, respectively). However, funneling width was not associated with pregnancy outcome (p = 0.49). Conclusions. Funneling depth and volume may be useful predictors of pregnancy outcome after cerclage.
Ji-Eun Song; Keun-Young Lee; Mi-Young Kim; Hyun-Ah Jun
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-4
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Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hallym University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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