Cervical collagen and biomechanical strength in non-pregnant women with a history of cervical insufficiency

Abstract

BACKGROUND It has been suggested that cervical insufficiency (CI) is characterized by a "muscular cervix" with low collagen and high smooth muscle concentrations also in the non-pregnant state. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the biomechanical properties, collagen concentration, smooth muscle cell density, and collagen fiber orientation… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1477-7827-8-92

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