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Vincenzo Berghella, MD, FACOG
Sonography of the Cervix
Vincenzo Berghella, MD, FACOG
06/15/2009 | Time : 38 min
About This Lecture:

Topics mentioned in this video : 4D real time display, Outline of lecture, Transabdominal sonography of the cervix, Translabial/transperineal sonography of the cervix, Transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) of the cervix, TVU technique, Standardization, Reasons to perform TVU, Prediction of pre-term birth, What to measure, Funneling, “Curved” cervix, Pitfalls, Adequately empty maternal urinary bladder, Amount of pressure applied by transducer Contraction, Local contraction, Lower uterine segment contraction, Cervical length (CL), CL and gestational age, Safe and acceptable procedure, Reliable procedure, 3DUS multiplanar images of cervix, 3D of cervical canal, Failed cerclage, Normal cervical length, Effects of gestational age when CL measured, Populations studied, Prediction of pre-term birth Why is cervix shortening/opening?, Prevention of pre-term birth, Benefits of ultrasound screening, Cerclage in high risk populations, Short CL on ultrasound, Singleton with prior pre-term birth history, Management of CL in 2009, Antibiotics for short CL Biochemical structures, Progesterone therapy, Efficacy of progesterone, Pessary, Diagnosis of pre-term labor, Fetal fibronectin (fFN) test, Survival analysis, Cochrane review, Outcome

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Keywords : cerclage, cervical assessment, cervical canal, cervical funneling, cervical insufficiency, cervical length, cervical sonography, cervical ultrasound, CL, endocervical canal, external os, fetal fibronectin, fFN, functional cervix, internal os, lower uterine segment contraction, open cervix, percent funneling, pessary, pre-term birth, pre-term labor, progesterone therapy, short cervix, shortened cervix, spontaneous premature rupture of the membranes, SPROM, uterine contraction, uterine distension

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