Encircling with a ring, loop, wire, or ligature. Cerlage can be around bone fragments to hold them together. But it usually refers to the cervix. The word comes from the French "circlage" meaning an encircling.
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1. Bringing into close opposition and binding together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone by a ring or by an encircling, tightly drawn wire loop. 2. Operation for retinal detachment in which the choroid and retinal pigment epithelium are brought in contact with the detached sensory retina by a band encircling the sclera posterior to the insertion of the ocular rectus muscles. 3. The placing of a nonabsorbable suture around an incompetent cervical os. [Fr. an encircling, hooping, banding]

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cer·clage ser-'kläzh, (.)sər- n any of several procedures for increasing tissue resistance in a functionally incompetent uterine cervix that usu. involve reinforcement with an inert substance esp. in the form of sutures near the internal opening

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cer·clage (ser-klahzhґ) [Fr. “an encircling”] encircling of a part with a ring or loop, such as encirclement of the incompetent cervix uteri with suture material, or the binding together of the ends of a fractured bone with a metal ring or wire loop.

Cerclage used for reduction of bulging membranes at 23 weeks. Bladder was filled with saline, stay silk sutures on anterior and posterior cervical lips provided traction, and cerclage was placed distal to reduced membranes.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • cerclage — [ sɛrklaʒ ] n. m. • 1819; de cercler 1 ♦ Action de cercler. Cerclage de tonneaux. 2 ♦ Cerclage (du col de l utérus) : opération qui consiste à placer un fil dans l isthme utérin pour prévenir une expulsion prématurée du fœtus. On lui a fait un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cerclage — Cer|cla|ge auch: Cerc|la|ge 〈[ ʒə] f. 19; Med.〉 1. kreisförmige Naht 2. operatives Anlegen eines Ringes, z. B. am Gebärmutterhals, um eine Frühgeburt zu verhindern [frz.] * * * Cerclage   [sɛr kla:ʒə; aus gleichbedeutend französische cerclage zu… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • CERCLAGE — n. m. Action de cercler. Le cerclage des tonneaux doit se faire avant la vendange …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • cerclage — (sèr kla j ) s. m. Action de cercler des tonneaux.    Bois de cerclage, bois propre à faire des cerceaux …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Cerclage — Cer|clage [ßärkla̱s̶c̶h̶e; aus gleichbed. frz. cerclage] w; , n: kreisförmige Naht bei Operationen (z. B. Drahtnaht um die gebrochene Kniescheibe) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Cerclage — Cer|cla|ge* [sɛr kla:ʒə] die; , n <aus gleichbed. fr. cerclage zu cercle, vgl. ↑Cercle> kreisförmige Naht bei Operationen (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Cerclage — Cernage Le cernage consiste à creuser une tranchée autour des racines d un arbre afin de préparer son prélèvement ou, pour les arbres fruitiers, le pousser à fructifier[1]. Le cernage peut se faire sur une ou deux saisons. On pourra, par exemple …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cerclage — noun The use of a wire loop to hold fragments of a fractured bone together …   Wiktionary

  • Cerclage — Cer|cla|ge auch: Cerc|la|ge 〈[ ʒə] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: n〉 1. kreisförmige Naht 2. 〈Med.〉 Einsetzen eines Kunststoffbändchens um den Gebärmutterhals während der Schwangerschaft, wenn sich der Muttermund zu früh öffnet [Etym.: frz.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • cerclage — /ˈsɜklɪdʒ/ (say serklij) noun the closure of the cervix by suture during pregnancy, usually to prevent miscarriage. {French} …   Australian English dictionary

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