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Predicting preterm labour by cervical length measurement

Preeti Priyadarshani, Gurcharan Kaur.

Abstract
Background: This study was undertaken to ascertain the role of cervical length measurement by Transvaginal Ultrasonography as a predictor for preterm labour.
Methods: Routine Antenatal cases presenting to the O.P.D. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at 18-24 weeks of gestation were enrolled and subjected to transvaginal ultrasound for measurement of cervical length. The STUDY group consisted of 50 patients with cervical length being 25mm. Patients were followed up to observe the outcome of their pregnancies. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 15.0 software.
Results: The positive predictive value of cervical length

Key words: Transvaginal sonography, Cervical length, Preterm labour



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