Transvaginal ultrasound for measurement of cervical length to predict preterm birth

Record ID 32011000916
Authors' objectives:

One of the applications of transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) is identification of women at risk for preterm birth because of cervical insufficiency (short cervix). TVU may be used to measure cervical length as a routine screening procedure, as a method of surveillance in asymptomatic women with known risk factors for preterm birth, or to identify symptomatic women who are at imminent risk of preterm birth.

Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Cervix Uteri
  • Pregnancy
  • Premature Birth
  • Prognosis
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal
  • Vagina
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: 2011 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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