Title

The Short Cervix: A Critical Analysis of Diagnosis and Treatment.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-2020

Abstract

A short cervix in the second trimester is a significant risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth, preterm prelabor rupture of membranes, and subsequent adverse perinatal outcome. The pathophysiology is complex and multifactorial with inflammatory and/or infectious processes often involved. Biomarkers have been developed in an effort to predict preterm birth with varying degrees of success. The treatment options of cerclage, progesterone, pessary, and combination therapy are reviewed. Evidence-based protocols are summarized for singleton and multiple gestation.

Volume

47

Issue

4

First Page

545

Last Page

567

ISSN

1558-0474

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynecology

PubMedID

33121644

Peer Reviewed for front end display

Peer-Reviewed

Department(s)

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents

Document Type

Article

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