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Sonoelastography of the uterine cervix as a new diagnostic tool of cervical assessment in pregnant women – preliminary report

Tomasz Fuchs, Robert Woytoń, Michał Pomorski, Artur Wiatrowski, Nadim Slejman, Marek Tomiałowicz, Jerzy Florjański, Ewa Milnerowicz-Nabzdyk, Mariusz Zimmer
DOI: 10.17772/gp/1534
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Ginekol Pol 2013;84(1).

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Objectives: The study aimed at determining whether there exists a correlation between the cervical cohesion parameters assessed in the elastography and the length of the cervix. Material and methods: Assessment of cervical cohesion parameters with the use of real-time sonoelastography was performed on 59 patients between 28 and 39 weeks of gestation. Results: The analysis showed that there exists a statistically significant (p=0.033) correlation between the cervical length and the elasticity of the front cervical labium (strain ratio A). Correlation coefficient (r) stood at (-) 0.28. Conclusions: 1. There exists a negative correlation between the condition on the front cervical labium in elastographic imaging and the length of the cervical canal in USG imaging. 2. Elastography of the uterine cervix may be helpful in assessing the risk of premature labour or cervical insufficiency. 3. There is a need to perform a study on a larger group of patients in order to determine whether elastography may find its place among routine obstetric diagnostic methods.

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Objectives: The study aimed at determining whether there exists a correlation between the cervical cohesion parameters assessed in the elastography and the length of the cervix. Material and methods: Assessment of cervical cohesion parameters with the use of real-time sonoelastography was performed on 59 patients between 28 and 39 weeks of gestation. Results: The analysis showed that there exists a statistically significant (p=0.033) correlation between the cervical length and the elasticity of the front cervical labium (strain ratio A). Correlation coefficient (r) stood at (-) 0.28. Conclusions: 1. There exists a negative correlation between the condition on the front cervical labium in elastographic imaging and the length of the cervical canal in USG imaging. 2. Elastography of the uterine cervix may be helpful in assessing the risk of premature labour or cervical insufficiency. 3. There is a need to perform a study on a larger group of patients in order to determine whether elastography may find its place among routine obstetric diagnostic methods.
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sonoelastography, elastography, uterine cervix, pregnancy

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Title

Sonoelastography of the uterine cervix as a new diagnostic tool of cervical assessment in pregnant women – preliminary report

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

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Vol 84, No 1 (2013)

DOI

10.17772/gp/1534

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Ginekol Pol 2013;84(1).

Keywords

sonoelastography
elastography
uterine cervix
pregnancy

Authors

Tomasz Fuchs
Robert Woytoń
Michał Pomorski
Artur Wiatrowski
Nadim Slejman
Marek Tomiałowicz
Jerzy Florjański
Ewa Milnerowicz-Nabzdyk
Mariusz Zimmer

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