[Cervical length measurement with transvaginal ultrasonography to predict spontaneous preterm birth]

Haute Autorité de Santé
Record ID 32016000282
Authors' objectives: To assess the accuracy of transvaginal sonographic measurement of cervical length to predict of spontaneous preterm birth.
Authors' recommendations: Cervical length measurement with transvaginal ultrasonography is predictive of spontaneous preterm delivery regardless of the population investigated. However, it isn't sensible enough to surely predict spontaneous preterm birth itself alone, but it allows assessing a level of risk to deliver preterm. Thus, the usefulness of transvaginal cervical length measurement depends on risk-benefit ratio of treatment aimed to prevent spontaneous preterm birth.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: France
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Cervical Length Measurement
  • Cervix Uteri
  • Female
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Premature Birth
  • Ultrasonography
Organisation Name: Haute Autorité de Santé
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