Obstetric outcome after emergency cervical cerclage: A prospective observational study performed in CSI Kalyani hospital, Chennai

Authors : Shalini , Umachander Meena, R Malsri

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijogr.2021.013

Volume : 8

Issue : 1

Year : 2021

Page No : 66-69

Background: Cervical insufficiency is a well documented etiological factor in preterm delivery. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Emergency cervical cerclage in women who presented with advanced cervical changes such as cervical dilatation and bulging fetal membranes.
Materials and Methods: The study was prospective observational study performed in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology CSI Kalyani General Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu over a duration of 18 months. This study included all women who presented in late second trimester with advanced cervical dilatation (2 to 4cms) for whom emergency cervical cerclage was done by McDonald technique.
Results: Out of the 15 patients for whom emergency cerclage was performed, 3 had spontanous abortion after cerclage, 6 had PROM and 5 of these patients had term delivery. The time interval between emergency cervical cerclage and delivery was 11 weeks. No surgical complications were reported. The mean gestational age at delivery was 32 weeks. 11 fetuses were live born after the period of viability. 3 of these babies were admitted to NICU.
Conclusion: Post emergency cervical cerclage, the outcomes in terms of prolongation of pregnancy, live births and neonatal survival are better.

Keywords: Cervical insufficiency, Cervical dilatation, Emergency cerclage, McDonald.

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