Cervical shortening

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


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

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

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
Published: 18th Jun 2015
Last edited: 29th Oct 2020
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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