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Obstetric anal sphincter injury

Obstetric anal sphincter injuries: are defunctioning colostomies required?

Anatomically, a stoma is simply an opening in the body between the skin and a hollow viscus. Common types of intestinal stomas are colostomies and ileostomies. Colostomies are formed from the colon...

Mediolateral episiotomies: more astute decisions and fewer acute incisions

A convenience sample of doctors and midwives were invited by one of the researchers (KW) to complete an interview-administered questionnaire, with the aim of understanding their reasons for performing...

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