Transabdominal cerclage after comprehensive evaluation of women with previous unsuccessful transvaginal cerclage.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome after transabdominal-cerclage placement during pregnancy in women with previous unsuccessful transvaginal cerclage.
STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective case series that described pregnancy outcome in women who were treated with transabdominal cerclage between 1994 and 2006.
RESULTS: Seventy-five women with negative evaluation for recurrent pregnancy loss and > or = 1 previous unsuccessful transvaginal cerclage procedures were treated with transabdominal cerclage. The median gestational age at the time of cerclage placement was 13 weeks, and the median gestational age at delivery was 36 weeks. Seventy-two women delivered after 24 weeks of gestation, and 3 women delivered < or = 24 weeks of gestation. The fetal-salvage after transabdominal cerclage was 96%.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that, in women with a history of > or = 1 failed transvaginal cerclage, transabdominal cerclage is an effective procedure.
Published In/Presented At
Debbs, R. H., DeLa Vega, G. A., Pearson, S., Sehdev, H., Marchiano, D., & Ludmir, J. (2007). Transabdominal cerclage after comprehensive evaluation of women with previous unsuccessful transvaginal cerclage. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 197(3), 317.e1–317.e3174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2007.06.060
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology