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Laparoscopic cervicoisthmic cerclage for the treatment of cervical incompetence: case reports.
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PMID:  22519240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Cervical insufficiency/incompetence occurs in 0.5-1% of all pregnancies, often resulting in significant pregnancy lost. Three women with a history of second trimester miscarriages after failed transvaginal cervical cerclages were reviewed. A laparoscopic cervicoisthmic cerclage (LCC) was placed before pregnancy without any intra-operative or postoperative complications. Two patients have since delivered live babies at term by Caesarean section. This small case series supports the conclusion that LCC is a safe and cost-effective procedure in properly selected patients. Laparoscopic cervicoisthmic cerclage costs less, is less invasive, has fewer complications and should replace the traditional laparotomy technique.
V DaCosta; S Wynter; J Harriott; L Christie; J Frederick; S Frederick-Johnston
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Indian medical journal     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0043-3144     ISO Abbreviation:  West Indian Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417410     Medline TA:  West Indian Med J     Country:  Jamaica    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  590-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica.
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