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Should Every Gravida Exposed to Diethylstilbesterol in Utero Undergo Prophylactic Cerclage?

Citation

Thorp, John M., Jr.; Weeks, Margaret; Watson, William J.; Bowes, Watson A.; & Fowler, Wesley C. (1992). Should Every Gravida Exposed to Diethylstilbesterol in Utero Undergo Prophylactic Cerclage?. Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1(6), 300-302.

Abstract

Over the past 14 years, we found that limiting the use of cerclage to gravidas with either a history consistent with cervical incompetence or documented cervical change, produced acceptable perinatal outcomes. In this manuscript, we compare our outcomes in DES exposures to a previously published series that advocated prophylactic cerclage. The optimal management of the DES-exposed gravida awaits formal study in randomized trials.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14767059209161938

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1992

Journal Title

Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Author(s)

Thorp, John M., Jr.
Weeks, Margaret
Watson, William J.
Bowes, Watson A.
Fowler, Wesley C.