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Delivery method, anal sphincter tears and fecal incontinence: new information on a persistent problem.

Authors
  • Wheeler, Thomas L 2nd
  • Richter, Holly E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2007
Volume
19
Issue
5
Pages
474–479
Identifiers
PMID: 17885465
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The modifiable risk factors of routine episotomy and instrumented delivery are associated with sphincter tear; definitive recommendations for labor management remain unclear in preventing fecal incontinence.

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