A short cervical length in pregnancy: Management options

Abdulrahman Sinno, Ihab M. Usta, Anwar H. Nassar

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Measuring cervical length using transvaginal ultrasonography is a useful tool to predict the risk of preterm birth in low- and high-risk pregnancies. Management of a short cervix poses a significant dilemma for clinicians. Different management plans have been proposed and studied, with mixed results in different clinical settings. This article reviews the various management options in the different patient subpopulations and proposes a scheme for management once a short cervix is identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-770
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerclage
  • Management
  • Progestational agents
  • Short cervical length

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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