Use of transperineal ultrasonography in preterm labor. Perinatal Journal 2014;22(3):SE51
- Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Mongi Slim Hospital- La Marsa TN
Kaouther Dimassi, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Mongi Slim Hospital- La Marsa TN,
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No conflicts declared.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
Transperineal ultrasound is a as reliable as transvaginal ultrasound. Moreover, this technique is, fast, precise, trivial and providing more comfort for anxious patients.
Preterm labor, cervix length, transperineal ultrasound