Ultrasound-indicated cerclage: Shirodkar vs. McDonald
Cervical cerclage is a procedure performed to reduce the risk of preterm birth in certain high-risk pregnancies. There are two techniques for this procedure, the McDonald cerclage and the Shirodkar cerclage. Traditionally, it was unknown which procedure type was superior. In this 2012 publication we showed that the Shirodkar type, which is the preferred method in our practice, was associated with superior outcomes.
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