Postpartum endoanal ultrasound findings in primiparous women after vaginal delivery.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Natural childbirth is regarded as the most frequent cause of anal sphincter defects. The majority of obstetric injuries are detectable only by anal endosonography (AES), in from 6.8% to 35% of women after vaginal delivery. PURPOSE To evaluate prospectively anal sphincters in primiparous women in the first days after delivery to estimate the… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/02841851.2010.491090

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