Episiotomy: techniques and indications.

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Pediatrics; Obstetrics & Gynecology
Creator Varner, Michael W.
Title Episiotomy: techniques and indications.
Date 1986-06
Description In current obstetric practice episiotomy is generally taken to refer to an incision of the perineum and vagina to facilitate vaginal delivery. While the most precise definition of this incision is perineotomy, episiotomy is the generally employed terminology and thus is used in this article. The evolutionary background and historical perspective of this procedure have been reviewed extensively by Thacker and Banta and are not reviewed here. This article reviews the techniques of the various types of episiotomies as well as their indications and contraindications. It also addresses the relative risks and benefits of episiotomy.
Type Text
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Volume 29
Issue 2
First Page 309
Last Page 317
Subject Episiotomy; Adverse Effects; Perineotomy
Subject MESH Episiotomy; Hemorrhage; Perineum; Postoperative Care
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Varner MW. Episiotomy: techniques and indications. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1986 Jun;29(2):309-17. Retrieved on June 14th 2007 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?orig_db=PubMed&db=PubMed&cmd=Search&term=Clinical%20obstetrics%20and%20gynecology%5BJour%5D%20AND%2029%5Bvolume%5D%20AND%202%5Bissue%5D%20AND%201986%5Bpdat%5D%20AND%20Varner%20MW%5Bauthor%5D
Rights Management Copyright © Wolters Kluwer, Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 29, 307-17, 1986
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 702656
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61r77m1
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