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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 145-149

Interval laparoscopic transabdominal cervical cerclage (ILTACC) using needleless mersilene tape for cervical incompetence


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adventist Medical Center, Iligan City; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Amai Pakpak Medical Center, Marawi City, Philippines; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

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Dr. Chyi- Long Lee
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, No. 5, Fuxing Street, Kweishan, Taoyuan 333
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/GMIT.GMIT_90_19

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Interval Laparoscopic Transabdominal Cervical Cerclage (ILTACC) has become a procedure of choice for many laparoscopic surgeons in nonpregnant patients diagnosed with cervical incompetence (CI) due to the inherent advantages it offers. The study was conducted to describe the feasibility of performing a three-step approach of ILTACC using a needleless mersilene tape in patients diagnosed with CI. A case series of three patients diagnosed with CI who underwent ILTACC using needleless mersilene tape referred at a tertiary hospital for cerclage. Women diagnosed with CI who underwent ILTACC using a needleless mersilene tape were included in the study, and surgical outcomes were measured. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the demographic profile and surgical outcomes of the patients. Three patients with a mean age of 31 (standard deviation [SD] = 4.96) years with a gravidity of 2.67 (SD, 0.82) and parity of 0.33 (SD, 0.47) were selected. The cervical length was 1.98 (SD, 0.76) cm. The average operative time was 149 (SD, 43.87) minutes. All patients had minimal blood loss (≤ 60 ml) without intraoperative blood transfusion. The hospital stay was 1.33 (SD, 0.47) days with a median of 1 and a range of 1–2 days. No intraoperative or postoperative complications were noted. No cases were converted to laparotomy. The result of this article shows the safety and feasibility of ILTACC using needleless mersilene tape. However, it should be evaluated in more cases.


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