J Med Assoc Thai 1998; 81 (11):858

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Emergency Cervical Cerclage: Ramathibodi Hospital Experience
Chanrachakul B Mail, Herabutya Y

This retrospective study is to evaluate the outcome of pregnancy after emergency cervical
cerclage. Records of patients, who were treated with emergency cervical cerclage in Ramathibodi
Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, from 1982 to 1997, were reviewed. Maternal
age, gravida, parity, past obstetric history, gestational age at cerclage, latency period, complication
and outcome were noted. Only one of 7 patients who had this operation performed, aborted. The
others continued pregnancy and all the babies were born alive. There was no serious maternal
complication. This operation has a favorable outcome in selected cases.

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