Journal article

Laparoscopic Transabdominal Cerclage and Subsequent Pregnancy Outcomes When Left In Situ

Alex Ades, Deborah P Hawkins

Obstetrics & Gynecology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate obstetric outcomes of subsequent pregnancies in women who had a laparoscopic transabdominal cerclage. METHODS: A prospective observational study of consecutive women who became pregnant a second or third time after a laparoscopic transabdominal cerclage. Eligible women were considered not suitable for a transvaginal cerclage or had previously failed a transvaginal cerclage. The primary outcome was neonatal survival and the secondary outcome was delivery at 34 weeks of gestation or more. RESULTS: During the study period (2007-2018), 22 women who had undergone a laparoscopic transabdominal cerclage and completed one pregnancy with the cerclage in situ became pregnant a s..

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