Use of cervical pessary in the management of cervical insufficiency

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Abstract

Prevention of spontaneouspretermbirthisan important public health priority. Pessary may be a potential therapy in cases of cervical insufficiency, in singletonandmultiple gestations. Availability of transvaginal sonography for accurate assessment of cervical length is allowing for the tailoring of therapy to a more specific subset of patients who may benefit from this treatment. Pessary therapy is attractive given the favorable side effect profile, low cost, and ease of placement and removal. Large randomized trials are ongoing to validate initial favorable findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-319
Number of pages9
JournalClinical obstetrics and gynecology
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Cerclage
  • Cervical insufficiency
  • Cervical length
  • Cervical pessary
  • Preterm birth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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