Obstetric Lesions: The Coloproctologist’s Point of View

  • Jill C. Genua
  • Steven D. Wexner


During the nineteenth century, at the current location of the famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, stood the first hospital in the world dedicated to the care of women with obstetric fistulas and complications [1]. By the end of that century, advances in obstetrics had dramatically decreased the severe complications of labor and delivery, and the hospital was closed. Currently, hospitals dedicated to the treatment of obstetric injury, particularly obstetric fistulas, exist in areas of the world that continue to struggle with the devastating effects of prolonged childbirth, obstructed labor, and maternal mortality [2].


Anal Sphincter Vaginal Delivery Anal Incontinence Sphincter Defect Primiparous Woman 
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