Prevention and Management of Obstetric Lacerations at Vaginal Delivery
After all vaginal deliveries, a thorough exam should be performed to evaluate for lacerations. In classifying lacerations, it is important to note if the perineal body, external anal sphincter, or rectal mucosa are involved. Episiotomy may be useful in specific situations; however, routine use is not indicated .
KeywordsSecond degree Lacerations Perineal body Episiotomy Vacuum Forceps
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