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Online ISSN
1305-3124

Established
1993

Editors-in-Chief
​Cihat Şen, ​Nicola Volpe

Editors
Daniel Rolnik, Mar Gil, Murat Yayla, Oluş Api

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Resul Arısoy

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Use of transperineal ultrasonography in preterm labor. Perinatal Journal 2014;22(3):SE51 DOI: 10.2399/prn.14.S001084

Author(s) Information

Helmi Temessek,
Kaouther Dimassi,
Narjess Karmous,
Nizar Ben Aissia,
Amel Triki,
Mohamed Faouzi Gara

  1. Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Mongi Slim Hospital- La Marsa TN
Correspondence

Kaouther Dimassi, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Mongi Slim Hospital- La Marsa TN,

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No conflicts declared.

Introduction
In the management of preterm labor (PL), transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) remains the gold standard in terms of diagnosis and prognosis. The transperineal ultrasound (TPU) can be a reliable alternative.
Objective
• Present the use of transperineal ultrasound technique in preterm labor.
• Compare results of TVU and TPU on cervical length measurements and visualization of the opening of the internal os.
Methods
It is about a preliminary prospective study, including study patients between 14 and 36weeks’ gestation with a preterm labor. All the patients underwent transperineal and transvaginal cervical length assessment. The Pearson correlation coefficient and Lin concordance coefficient were used. Acceptable concordance was defined as >0.82, with an acceptable correlation of >0.9.
Results
59 patients underwent the protocol. The Pearson correlation coefficient was 0.64.Close agreement between transperineal and transvaginal measurements was observed across the full range of cervical lengths.
Conclusion
Transperineal ultrasound is a as reliable as transvaginal ultrasound. Moreover, this technique is, fast, precise, trivial and providing more comfort for anxious patients.
Keywords

Preterm labor, cervix length, transperineal ultrasound