Does the angle of episiotomy affect the incidence of anal sphincter injury?

@article{Eogan2006DoesTA,
  title={Does the angle of episiotomy affect the incidence of anal sphincter injury?},
  author={Maeve A Eogan and L. Daly and P. R. O'Connell and Colm O'Herlihy},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={190-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Mediolateral episiotomy is associated with lower rates of significant perineal tears than midline episiotomy. However, the relationship between precise angle of episiotomy from the perineal midline and risk of third-degree tear has not been established. This study quantifies this relationship. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. SAMPLE One hundred primiparous women who had undergone right mediolateral episiotomy 3 months previously… CONTINUE READING

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