Cervical cerclage

Last revised by Calum Worsley on 28 May 2022

Cervical cerclage is a treatment that is undertaken during pregnancy to reduce the chances of preterm labor. It involves the placement of a suture around the neck of the cervix. It aims to reduce the risk of preterm birth and provides mechanical support to keep the cervix closed 1,2.

Cervical cerclage has different types and can be classified into 3:

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