Clinical symptoms after anal sphincter rupture: a retrospective study.

@article{Wagenius2003ClinicalSA,
  title={Clinical symptoms after anal sphincter rupture: a retrospective study.},
  author={Johanna Wagenius and Jan Laurin},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2003},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={246-50}
}
BACKGROUND To evaluate the current anal sphincter function, the frequency of urinary incontinence and of dyspareunia in patients with earlier anal sphincter rupture following vaginal delivery. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study between 1994 and 1999 at the Central Hospital of Helsingborg, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred and eighteen women with a history of obstetric anal sphincter rupture and 436 matched controls. METHODS Postal questionnaire regarding anal incontinence, urinary… CONTINUE READING