Cervical Insufficiency and Cerclage Treatment of Pregnant Syrian Refugees





syrian refugee, migration, cervical insufficiency, cerclage


Objective: We aimed to evaluate the cervical cerclage treatment among the Syrian refugees with cervical insufficiency.

Material and Methods: Retrospective data of 42 Syrian pregnant women who had cervical cerclage suture due to cervical insufficiency between 2015 and 2017 scanned and analyzed with SPSS 22.

Results: The mean age of the cases included in the study was 27.4±6.8. 12 cases (28.6%) had spontaneous pregnancy losses twice in the 2nd trimester. 24 cases (57.1%) gave birth via spontaneous vaginal delivery, whereas 18 cases (42.9%) gave birth via cesarean section. A statistically significant difference was determined between pre-cerclage and post-cerclage cervical length. Whilst no difference was detected in pre-cerclage cervical length for deliveries at week 37, a significant difference was detected in post-cerclage length.

Conclusıon: Increased miscarriages and second-trimester pregnancy losses seen in the first years of the war especially due to the use of chemical weapons and the stress suffered thereafter as well as the increased reproductive interest after the war bring together a greater desire for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. We believe that cervical-length measurement using transvaginal sonography during post-cerclage checks is important and that measurement of a cervical length equal to or above 30 mm may increase the probability of term delivery and decrease maternal, and most importantly, neonatal complications associated with preterm labor.




How to Cite

Kayar İlkan, Serin AN, Birge Özer. Cervical Insufficiency and Cerclage Treatment of Pregnant Syrian Refugees. Aegean J Obstet Gynecol [Internet]. 2021 Aug. 23 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];3(2):41-5. Available from: https://aejog.com/index.php/aejog/article/view/87

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