Laparoscopic cervico-isthmic cerclage: About 25 cases.J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod. 2018 Oct; 47(8):385-389.JG
The purpose of this study is to report on our experience of laparoscopic cervico-isthmic cerclage.
MATERIAL AND METHOD
A monocentric retrospective study covering a 13-year period during which 25 cases of laparoscopic cerclage outside of pregnancy were performed, using the technique described by Dubuisson, at the University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand. Individual patient data included pregnancy outcomes before and after cerclage and the characteristics of surgery.
The mean age of the patients was 33.9 (±4.6) years. A total of 68 pregnancies were recorded before cerclage, including 31 late miscarriages, 11 premature deliveries, with only 9 pregnancies attaining full-term. The average time of surgery was 54 (±17.5) minutes with a hospital stay of 24h. 3 minor intraoperative complications (12%) with hemorrhage <300cc were noted and managed intraoperatively. In some cases laparoscopy allowed treatment of associated pathologies (septum resection, adhesiolysis, endometriosis, ovarian drilling, tube assessment). 21 pregnancies (68% of patients) were recorded post cerclage including 5 early miscarriages and 16 cesarean deliveries with an average time taken to conceive of 11.8 months. The overall neonatal survival rate after cerclage was 76.2% versus 16.20% before surgery (p<0.0001), with a 100% neonatal survival rate beyond the 1st trimester as compared to 21.6% before cerclage (p<0.0001).