Cervical incompetence

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Premature labour pain, with some non-specific vaginal discharge.

Patient Data

Age: 26 weeks gestation
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Obstetric ultrasound

Markedly gaping internal os is seen with 'U-shaped' funneling of gestation sac and bulging amniotic membranes. Near-total effacement of cervix is seen.

Case Discussion

Cervical incompetence is a painless spontaneous dilatation of the cervix, and is a common cause of second trimester pregnancy failure.

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Case information

rID: 12690
Case created: 31st Dec 2010
Last edited: 15th Sep 2016
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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