Perineal Trauma at Childbirth

  • Khaled M. K. Ismail

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Christine Kettle, Khaled Ismail
    Pages 1-15
  3. Renaud de Tayrac, Katharina Jundt, Vincent Letouzey, Mélanie Cayrac, Florent Masia, Eve Mousty et al.
    Pages 17-39
  4. Vladimir Kalis, Magdalena Jansova, Zdenek Rusavy
    Pages 41-70
  5. Jan Willem de Leeuw, Sari Räisänen, Katariina Laine
    Pages 71-82
  6. Katariina Laine, Sari Räisänen, Vladimir Kalis
    Pages 83-96
  7. Teresa Arias, Debra Bick
    Pages 97-113
  8. Xavier Fritel, Anne-Cécile Pizzoferrato, Vincent Letouzey, Guillaume Legendre, Renaud de Tayrac, Katharina Jundt et al.
    Pages 115-145
  9. Sara Webb, Katariina Laine, Jan Willem de Leeuw
    Pages 147-160
  10. Amallia Brair, Nina Bridges, Khaled Ismail
    Pages 161-167
  11. Kaori Futaba, Simon Radley, Sara Webb, Matthew Parsons
    Pages 169-179
  12. Katariina Laine, Sari Räisänen
    Pages 181-185
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 187-191

About this book


This book details the prevention and management of perineal trauma during childbirth, which affects millions of women worldwide every year. A repair for such trauma is one of the commonest procedures undertaken in medicine, but this procedure is not without a number of issues. It is an area of clinical practice that falls between two subspecialties (maternal medicine and urogynecology), is assessed and repaired by two independent professions (obstetricians and midwives), and its complications are managed by a large multidisciplinary team. The book is also written and edited with all of these medical professions in mind.

Perineal Trauma at Childbirth provides high-level evidence demonstrating that proper assessment and repair of perineal trauma can significantly improve outcomes for women, while reviewing the considerable benefits of trauma prevention to long-term outcomes, particularly for higher grades of perineal trauma. There are dedicated chapters on reducing the risk of perinea trauma, anal sphincter injuries, wound complications and postnatal urinary incontinence. The anatomy and physiology, clinical assessment, pelvic floor imaging, perineal mapping, methods and materials for repair and a framework for implementation of evidence into practice are also covered in depth.


Perineal Trauma Childbirth Incontinence Perineum Prolapse Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Khaled M. K. Ismail
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14859-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14860-1
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