Definitions for "Cervical cerclage"
a minor surgical procedure in which the opening to the uterus (the cervix) is stitched closed in order to prevent a miscarriage or premature birth
a procedure in which a stitch or two is put around the cervix to prevent its opening until removed when the pregnancy is at term
A procedure putting stitches in the cervix to prevent it from opening and causing a miscarriage. Cerclage is not normally performed in the office. close window