Gynecology & Obstetrics

Gynecology & Obstetrics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0932

Shobha Dhananjaya

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India

  • Review Article   
    Comparison of the Predictive Value of Transvaginal Cervical Length at 11-14 Weeks and at 20-22 Weeks of Gestation in Preterm Labour
    Author(s): Neha Garg* and Shobha Dhananjaya

    Background: Preterm labour is defined as the onset of labour before 37 weeks of gestation, in pregnancy beyond 20 weeks of gestation, and is responsible for nearly 75% of all neonatal mortality and neurological morbidity. Cervical length (CL) is one of the major determinants of preterm delivery. Several studies have been able to conclude that transvaginal CL assessment may be a useful tool for the prediction of preterm delivery. The risk of preterm birth varies inversely with CL measured by ultrasound in low-risk women. Objective: To evaluate and compare the predictive value of transvaginal cervical length between 11-14 weeks and 20-22 weeks of gestation in preterm labour. Material and Methods: A total of 264 pregnant women who were primigravida, singleton pregnancy, and women at gestational age 11-14 weeks and 20-.. Read More»

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