Cervical Cerclage

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Title: Cervical Cerclage
Description: Two-panel drawing showing a cervical cerclage; the panel on the left shows the uterus and the cervix with a cerclage stitch around it. Also shown is the external OS (the opening between the cervix and vagina), the vagina, and part of the pelvic cavity. The panel on the right shows the lower part of the cervix removed and a cerclage stitch around the lower end of the uterus.

Cervical cerclage. A special stitch is placed around the cervix to help keep it closed during a pregnancy (left panel). If the cervix has been removed by surgery, the stitch is placed on the lower end of the uterus (right panel).
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Gynecologic
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR813523
Date Created: October 31, 2023
Date Added: November 15, 2023
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow
Email: terese@teresewinslow.com