CERVICAL INCOMPETENCE;

ROLE OF CERVICAL CERCLAGE IN CERVICAL INCOMPETENCE.

  • Nazia Tufail Khawaja Mohammad Safdar Medical College Sialkot.
  • Nosheen Bano Khawaja Mohammad Safdar Medical College Sialkot.
  • Uzma Asif Islam Medical College, Sialkot.
  • Midhat Asif CMH, Sialkot.
Keywords: Cervical Incompetence, 2nd Trimester, Miscarriage, Cervical Cerclage

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Nazia Tufail, Khawaja Mohammad Safdar Medical College Sialkot.

MBBS, FCPS

Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Nosheen Bano, Khawaja Mohammad Safdar Medical College Sialkot.

MBBS, FCPS

Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Uzma Asif, Islam Medical College, Sialkot.

MBBS, MCPS, FCPS

Associate Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Midhat Asif, CMH, Sialkot.

MBBS

Medical Officer

Department of Medicine

 

Published
2019-05-10