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The outcome of pregnancy and preterm delivery after conization of the cervix


Of 607 women who had undergone conization of the cervix in 1973–1980 in the country of Funen, Denmark, 128 women had completed a total of 166 pregnancies before April 1, 1982. There was apparently no adverse effect of conization on these pregnancies. The frequency of delivery before 37 completed weeks of gestation, of a birthweight less than 2500 g or below the 10th percentile did not differ from that for a population standardized for age and parity. Five women had a second trimester abortion in a pregnancy after conization, but without evidence of cervical insufficiency. Eleven conized women had a caesarean section in a subsequent pregnancy for reasons unrelated to conization.

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Kristensen, G.B. The outcome of pregnancy and preterm delivery after conization of the cervix. Arch. Gynecol. 236, 127–130 (1985).

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Key words

  • Cervix conization
  • Pregnancy complication
  • Preterm birth