Cervical shortening

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

32/40 - low lying placenta on 20/40 scan.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Cervical is shortened, measuring 17 mm. Placenta is more than 2 cm from the internal os. 

Case Discussion

Shortening of the uterine cervical canal as the name implies refers to a abnormal shortening of the uterine cervical length. It is considered a sign of cervical incompetence in pregnancy and can lead to premature delivery.

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Case Information

rID: 36596
Case created: 1st May 2015
Last edited: 30th Aug 2015
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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