Third- and fourth-degree perineal tears. 50 year's experience at a university hospital.

@article{Legino1988ThirdAF,
  title={Third- and fourth-degree perineal tears. 50 year's experience at a university hospital.},
  author={L J Legino and Michael Paul Woods and William F. Rayburn and L S McGoogan},
  journal={The Journal of reproductive medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={423-6}
}
An investigation was undertaken to determine if the incidence of third- and fourth-degree perineal tears has changed and, if so, what the predisposing factors might be. Data were analyzed for a 50-year period (1935-1985). An increased frequency of such tears was found after 1965, when mediolateral episiotomies were replaced almost entirely by midline ones. A constant combined rate of 17% for third- and fourth-degree tears was found for the last decade. When compared with a similar group without… CONTINUE READING

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