Published: 2020-12-26

A successful case of rescue encerclage in the mid trimester taken upto term: a case report

Sheelamoni A., Fathima Mithilag, Anuradha Prasannan, Bincy A.


Cervical encerclage has been used to treat repeated second trimester pregnancy losses. Rescue cerclage is done in cases of advanced cervical dilatation with membranes protruding into the vagina. If done correctly after proper patient selection, it can successfully prolong a nonviable pregnancy to viability. Here, we present a case report of a multiparous lady with advanced cervical dilatation at 22 weeks who had a successful rescue cerclage where the pregnancy was taken upto 38 weeks.


Cervical incompetence, Rescue cerclage, McDonald stitch

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