OP25. 04: An asymptomatic “complete funnel” of the cervix in the second trimester of pregnancy: how bad is it? Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective To determine the pregnancy outcome of asymptomatic patients with a sonographic “complete funnel”(SCF) of the cervical canal without sonographic bulging membranes diagnosed in the mid-trimester. Methods Asymptomatic patients with a “SCF”(defined as funneling with a non-measurable closed cervical canal) diagnosed at 14–28 weeks gestation were identified from our ultrasound database. Patients with a multiple gestation, cervical cerclage, sonographic complete effacement of the cervix, or bulging membranes were excluded. 48 patients met inclusion criteria. Subjects were further stratified by gestational age (GA) at diagnosis (< 24 weeks and 24–28 weeks). Results 1) Patients diagnosed< 24 weeks (n= 23) had a median GA at diagnosis 21.9 weeks (IQR 20.5–23.1) and GA at delivery of 24.3 weeks (22.2–27.8); 2) patients diagnosed at> 24 weeks had a …

publication date

  • January 1, 2009