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Episiotomy: Procedure and Repair Techniques

Episiotomy: Procedure and Repair Techniques

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Preface

In an episiotomy the perineum is incised with scissors or a scalpel as the infant’s head is crowning. Two types of episiotomy have been described: midline (median) and mediolateral (see the image below). [20] Generally midline episiotomies are more commonly performed in the United States whereas mediolateral episiotomies are more common in other parts of the world.