Cervicovaginal fistula formation: a new complication of Shirodkar cerclage.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this article, cervicovaginal fistula formation is reported for the first time as a complication of failure to remove a cervical cerclage during labor. Along with the available literature, the case presented here suggests the value of timely removal of a cerclage in the face of strong uterine contractions. Should cervical laceration/rupture occur, immediate repair should be attempted. If chronic cervicovaginal fistula occurs, preterm delivery through the defect and frank uterine rupture are risks with succeeding pregnancies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Berchuck, A; Sokol, RJ

Published Date

  • April 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 263 - 265

PubMed ID

  • 6525215

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-1631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-2007-1000016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States