ROLE OF CERVICAL CERCLAGE IN CERVICAL INCOMPETENCE.
Objectives: The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of cervical cerclage applied in 2nd trimester for cervical incompetence to prevent pregnancy loss. Settings: This study was carried out in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Unit-I & II, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. Duration of Study: This study was carried out from June 2015 to May 2016. Study Design: Descriptive case series. Results: The mean age of the patients was 27.33+4.21 years. Most of the patients (66%, n=33) were between 25-30 years while 34% (n=17) were between 31-35 years. Gestational age of 70% patients (n=35) was between 13-18 weeks. Dilated cervix up to 3 cm was present in 44% (n=22) patients. Cervical length, 2.5cm, was present in 52% (n=26) patients while 36% (n=18) subjects showed membrane prolapse (beyondinternal os) and 64% (n=32) subjects had continuation of pregnancy up till 28 weeks. Conclusion: Cervical cerclage applied in 2nd trimester for cervical incompetence is effective in majority of the patients.