Early repair of episiotomy dehiscence

Gary D.V. Hankins, John C. Hauth, Larry C. Gilstrap, Terry L. Hammond, Edward R. Yeomans, Russell R. Snyder

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Early repair of episiotomy dehiscence was performed in 22 women with an initial fourth-degree episiotomy, four with third-degree episiotomy, and five with a mediolateral episiotomy. Early complications were limited to development of a pinpoint rectovaginal fistula in two women, both subsequently repaired by a rectal mucosal flap procedure. of the 27 women now 1 year or more post-repair, all are completely continent and report resumption of normal coital activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1990

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Hankins, G. D. V., Hauth, J. C., Gilstrap, L. C., Hammond, T. L., Yeomans, E. R., & Snyder, R. R. (1990). Early repair of episiotomy dehiscence. Obstetrics and gynecology, 75(1), 48-51.