Laparoscopic Cerclage

  • Geraldo Gastal Gomes-da-Silveira
  • Suzana Arenhart Pessini
  • Gustavo Py Gomes da Silveira
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Abstract

Cerclage is the surgical treatment of isthmo-cervical incompetence. It is defined by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as incompetence of the uterine cervix in the second trimester of pregnancy, in the absence of uterine contractions (ACOG, Obstet Gynecol 123, 372–9, 2014). This incompetence occurs in 0.5–1% of pregnancies (Lidegaard, Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 73, 35–8, 1994, Brown, J Obstet Gynaecol Can 35, 1115–27, 2013).

Keywords

Laparoscopy Cerclage Trachelectomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geraldo Gastal Gomes-da-Silveira
    • 1
  • Suzana Arenhart Pessini
    • 2
  • Gustavo Py Gomes da Silveira
    • 2
  1. 1.CliniOncoPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA)Porto AlegreBrazil

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