Curr Health Sci J, vol. 39, no. 3, 2013

The Role of Cervical Length Measurement in the First Trimester of Pregnancy for the Prediction of Preterm Delivery

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P. ANTSAKLIS1,3, A . ANTSAKLIS 1,3, A. KURJAK 2,3

1 First Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, “Alexandra” Maternity Hospital, University of Athens, Greece; 2 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical School, University of Zagreb, Sveti Duh Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia; 3 Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medical Ultrasound


Abstract:

Preterm delivery (PTD) is the leading cause of perinatal mortality and long-term morbidity. Because of the implications of PTD, we underwent a meta-analysis of current literature to assess the relationship between cervical length and the risk of PTD.


Keywords:
preterm delivery, pregnancy, cervical length



Corresponding:
Antsaklis Panagiotis MD, PhD, First Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, "Alexandra" Maternity Hospital, University of Athens, Greece; e.mail: panosant@gmail.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.39.03.01 - Download PDF