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cervical

[′sər·və·kəl]
(anatomy)
Of or relating to the neck, a necklike part, or the cervix of an organ.
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The risk of cervical incompetence in African- Americans is more than twice that in Caucasians.
Furthermore, even when the HPV-induced cervical dysplasia does not progress to cancer, a major concern among women who have HPV-induced cervical dysplasia is that the surgical procedures required to treat cervical dysplasia have a high morbidity rate ranging from cervical incompetence to hysterectomy and the inability to bear children.
All the patients in his series had experienced failure of conventional vaginal cerclages for cervical incompetence, and many had suffered repeated second-trimester losses.
The women were separated into three groups: 91 asymptomatic patients who received an elective cerclage based on a history suggestive of cervical incompetence; 29 asymptomatic patients who received an urgent cerclage after an ultrasound exam brought to light an abnormal finding, and 20 patients who received an emergent cerclage after presenting with typical symptoms of cervical incompetence.
For repeat losses during the second or third trimester, testing for congenital thrombophilia should be part of the work-up when there is evidence of fetal growth restriction, oligohydramnios, or extensive placental thrombosis, while losses due to intraamniotic infection or cervical incompetence require surveillance for mycoplasma, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas during subsequent pregnancies, he advised.
A large concern among women who have HPV-induced cervical dysplasia is that the surgical procedures required to cure cervical dysplasia have a high morbidity rate ranging from cervical incompetence to hysterectomy and the inability to bear children.
A large part of the problem is the lack of agreement concerning definitions for cervical incompetence.

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