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Volume 12, Number 1, January 2021, pages 13-15

Labor Complicated by Cervical Stenosis Following a Laser Cone Biopsy


Table 1. Difference in Diagnostic Criteria for Cervical Stenosis Amongst Various Papers
PaperDefinition of cervical stenosis
Houlard et al, 2002 [7]Cervical os narrowing preventing the insertion of a cotton swab measuring 4 mm.
Baldauf et al, 1996 [4]Cervical narrowing that prevented insertion of a 2.5-mm Hegar dilator. Stenosis was considered complete if there was total occlusion of the cervical canal.
Mathevet et al, 1994 [6], 2003 [10]Junction not seen (even with an endocervical retractor) or failed calibration with Hegar dilator 3 mm.
Suh-Burgmann et al, 2000 [9]Manual dilation was required to allow endocervical sampling with an endocervical curette 3 mm wide.
Munireddy et al, 2012 [11]Opening in the cervix is narrower than normal.