OC102: The clinical significance of early (< 20 weeks) versus late (20-24 weeks) detection of a sonographic short cervix in asymptomatic women Academic Article uri icon


  • Objectives Patients with a sonographic cervical length≤ 15 mm have nearly a 50% rate of spontaneous preterm delivery prior to 32 weeks. The aim of this study was to determine whether the risk of early spontaneous preterm delivery in asymptomatic patients with a cervical length≤ 15 mm varies according to the gestational age at diagnosis. Study design This prospective study included patients followed in our Cervix Clinic from 14 weeks until delivery. Transvaginal sonographic examination was performed every two weeks. Asymptomatic patients between 14 and 24 weeks with a sonographic cervical length≤ 15 mm were identified. Women with a multifetal gestation, cerclage, or a cervical dilatation> 2 cm were excluded. Patients were stratified by gestational age at diagnosis (< 20 weeks and 20–24 weeks) and cervical length (≤ 10 mm and 11–15 mm). The outcome variables …

publication date

  • January 1, 2008