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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2020, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B

A prospective study of ultrasound assessment of cervical length in predicting preterm birth in women between 18 to 24 weeks of gestation
Author(s): Dr. Vidya A Thobbi and Dr. Archana T
Abstract:
Aims and Objectives: To assess relation of cervical length at 18 - 24 wks of gestation in singleton pregnancies and its relation to preterm labor.
Inclusion Criteria: All singleton pregnancy who have correct dating either by reliable LMP in the background of regular menstrual cycle or dating scan who have come for anomaly scan between 18-24wks of GA who agree for transvaginal measurement of cervical length.
Results: Out of 200 pregnancies followed 35 had preterm labor.13 cases were excluded due to obstetric complications.15 out of 22 cases had cervical length <3cm. Incidence of preterm in study group 11%. Number of preterm babies required neonatal admission was 14 .Sensitivity is 59.1% and Specificity is 97.6%. Positive predictive value is 76% with Negative predictive value is 94.7% and accuracy of 93%. P value < 0.001 which is significant.
Conclusion: Ultrasonographic cervical measurement is safe and effective technique to predict increased risk of preterm delivery.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Vidya A Thobbi, Dr. Archana T. A prospective study of ultrasound assessment of cervical length in predicting preterm birth in women between 18 to 24 weeks of gestation. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(2):63-67. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i2b.504
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology