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The Incompetent Cervix 1

The Incompetent Cervix 1

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THE INCOMPETENT CERVIX
THE INCOMPETENT CERVIX
Dr. K. N. Georgewill
Dr. K. N. Georgewill
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UPTH.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UPTH.
SYNOPSIS
SYNOPSIS
\u2013INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
\u2013DEFINITION
DEFINITION
\u2013INCIDENCE
INCIDENCE
\u2013ETIOLOGY / PDF
ETIOLOGY / PDF
\u2013CLINICAL PRESENTATION
CLINICAL PRESENTATION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
The first description of cervical incompetence
The first description of cervical incompetence
appeared in the medical literature in 1658
appeared in the medical literature in 1658
Over 200 yrs passed b/4 it was mentioned
Over 200 yrs passed b/4 it was mentioned
again by Grenin in 1865, who speculated that
again by Grenin in 1865, who speculated that
division or dilatation of the cervix might
division or dilatation of the cervix might
structurally weaken it, making it incapable of
structurally weaken it, making it incapable of
supporting a pregnancy to term
supporting a pregnancy to term
Only in the past 40 years has the clinical entity
Only in the past 40 years has the clinical entity
of cervical incompetence received significant
of cervical incompetence received significant
attention.
attention.

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