Journal article

Second trimester cervical length measurement for prediction spontaneous preterm birth in an unselected risk population.

Alberto Borges Peixoto, Taciana Mara Rodrigues da Cunha Caldas, Luisa Almeida Tahan, Caetano Galvão Petrini, Wellington P Martins, Fabricio Da Silva Costa, Edward Araujo Júnior

Obstetrics and Gynecology Science | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive capacity of cervical length (CL) measurement underwent during the second trimester ultrasound for prediction preterm birth <32, 34, and 37 weeks of gestation in an unselected risk population. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed with 751 singleton pregnancies between 20 and 24+6 weeks of gestation. The CL measurement (mm) using the transvaginal route was obtained in a sagittal view and the calipers positioned to measure the linear distance between the triangular area of echodensity at the external os and the internal os. To compare the preterm (<37 weeks) and term births (≥37 weeks), we used unpaired t test. We assessed whether the CL measur..

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