Definition of cerclage in English:

cerclage

Line breaks: cerc|lage
Pronunciation: /səːˈklɑːʒ
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • The use of a ring or loop to bind together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone or encircle the opening of a malfunctioning cervix.
    More example sentences
    • A Cochrane Collaboration review completed in 2002 identified six relevant trials, four of which studied the effect of cerclage versus no cerclage in preventing preterm delivery.
    • Those with a history of multiple gestations, ruptured membranes, history of cervical cerclage, signs of preterm labor or serious medical problems were excluded.
    • No randomized studies have shown that use of tocolytic therapy after cerclage is effective.

Origin

early 20th century: from French, literally 'encirclement'.

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