Outcomes of emergency or physical examination-indicated cerclage in twin pregnancies compared to singleton pregnancies

By on October 23, 2015

Cervical cerclage is a procedure performed to reduce the risk of preterm birth in certain high-risk pregnancies.  Despite its wide spread use, there is much controversy over which circumstances cerclage is actually beneficial.  One such difficult clinical scenario is a patient with a dilated cervix in the second trimester.  In this 2014 publication in the European Journal of  Obstetrics and Gynecology, we reported our experience with cerclage in a series of patients with singleton and twin pregnancies and a dilated cervix in the second trimester and demonstrated excellent outcomes in this group of patients. 

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