Cervical Stiffness Evaluated In Vivo by Endoflip in Pregnant Women

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To determine the stiffness of the pregnant uterine cervix in vivo. METHOD Five women in early pregnancy and six women in late pregnancy were included. The EndoFlip is a 1-m-long probe with a 12-cm-long bag mounted on the tip. The tip of the probe was inserted into the cervical canal. Sensors spaced at 0.5-cm intervals along the probe were used… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091121

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