East African Medical Journal

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Benefits of Shirodkar Stitch in Women with Failed McDonald Stitch

Omondi- Ogutu, PR Olang


This is a case series presentation of 14 cases where Shirodkar stitch was inserted after failed McDonald stitch. The patients were either self referrals or from Obstetricians in Eastern Africa region. All the patients were able to carry the pregnancies to term and were delivered by Caesarean section. The findings show that Shirodkar stitch has a place in management of patients with recurrent pregnancy loss. There is need to familiarise obstetricians on the insertion of Shirodkar stitch.

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