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Feasibility and clinical effects of laparoscopic abdominal cerclage: an observational study.
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PMID:  22974182     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: To evaluate the effect of laparoscopic abdominal cerclage performed as an interval procedure in non-pregnant women at high risk of second trimester spontaneous abortion and early preterm birth. Design: Observational study. Sample: Fifty-two consecutive patients at high risk of preterm birth. Setting: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aarhus University Hospital. Methods: Patients were registered prospectively. Indications for surgery included classical cervical insufficiency, preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) or two conizations/cervical amputation. Outcome of subsequent pregnancies was registered. Main outcome measure: Gestational age in subsequent pregnancies. Results: No operative or postoperative complications were observed. A total of 45 pregnancies were registered during the observation period. Among 36 pregnancies lasting beyond 16th week of gestation, 30 women (83.3%) gave birth by cesarean section after 36 weeks of gestation and the overall mean gestational age was 37.4 weeks compared to a mean gestational age of 25.2 weeks of the pregnancies prior to the cerclage. The cesarean sections were uncomplicated in all but one patient, where a re-laparotomy was needed six hours later due to atonic postpartum hemorrhage.without evident bleeding through the cervix. Conclusion: Laparoscopic abdominal cerclage is a feasible and safe procedure. Obstetrical outcomes are encouraging, but prospective studies are needed to define the effectiveness of the laparoscopic cerclage compared to the traditional transvaginal approach.
Mads Riiskjaer; Olav B Petersen; Niels Uldbjerg; Lone Hvidman; Rikke B Helmig; Axel Forman
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica© 2012 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Aarhus, Denmark.
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