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Overview of Cervical Insufficiency: Diagnosis, Etiologies, and Risk Factors

ROMAN, AMANDA MD; SUHAG, ANJU MD; BERGHELLA, VINCENZO MD

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: June 2016 - Volume 59 - Issue 2 - p 237–240
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000184
Cervical Insufficiency
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The diagnosis of cervical insufficiency can be made in women with or without prior pregnancy losses. Cervical insufficiency has been defined by transvaginal ultrasound cervical length <25 mm before 24 weeks in women with prior pregnancy losses or preterm births at 14 to 36 weeks, or by cervical changes detected on physical examination before 24 weeks of gestation.

*Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Amanda Roman, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, First floor, Philadelphia, PA. E-mail: amanda.roman@jefferson.edu

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