McDonald transvaginal cervical cerclage since 1957: from its roots in Australia into worldwide contemporary practice

@article{Goulding2014McDonaldTC,
  title={McDonald transvaginal cervical cerclage since 1957: from its roots in Australia into worldwide contemporary practice},
  author={E. Goulding and Boon Lim},
  journal={BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics \& Gynaecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={121}
}
  • E. Goulding, Boon Lim
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Cervical incompetence (or insufficiency) was first described in the 17th century in The Practice of Physick [Riverius L. et al. (eds), 1658, The Practice of Physick, Peter Cole, London] as the state whereby ‘the orifice of the womb is so slack that it cannot rightly contract itself to keep in the seed’. No well described technique for the management of this problem was documented until 1955, when V.N. Shirodkar, from Bombay, India, introduced the Shirodkar cerclage, in which the bladder was… Expand
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