Retrospective Analysis of Episiotomy Rate in Erciyes University

Authors

  • Mehmet Serdar KÜTÜK Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri
  • Mehmet Dolanbay Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri
  • Mahmut Tuncay Özgün Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri
  • Fatma Özdemir Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri
  • Ahmet Öztürk Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri
  • Ercan Aygen Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri

Keywords:

Episiotomy, Routine episiotomy, Restrictive episiotomy, Perineal damage

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to assess the episiotomy rate and perineal outcome in women delivered in 2013-2014.
STUDY DESIGN: Birth data and perineal outcome of women delivering singleton, live- born infant weighting more than 1000 gram in 2013- 2014 in Erciyes University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology were evaluated retrospectively.
RESULTS: A total of 580 birth occurred in our clinics in 2013- 2014. The mean maternal age 27.6±6.2 (min- max: 16-46 years), parity 1.17±1.2 (min- max: 0-14), birth weight 3033.1± 610 (min- max: 1070-4580 gram). The episiotomy rate for whole population was 19.4%. The episiotomy rate for multiparous and nulliparous were 6.1%, and 43.1% respectively. No cases of third and/or fourth degree perineal trauma were detected during the study period. The most common episiotomy indication was unfavorable pelvic examination (n: 35, 31.2%).
CONCLUSION: Restrictive episiotomy application does not increase third and fourth degree perineal lacerations. With the increasing experiences and training, the episiotomy ratio can be further decreased in nulliparous women.

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Published

2014-04-30

How to Cite

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KÜTÜK MS, Dolanbay M, Özgün MT, Özdemir F, Öztürk A, Aygen E. Retrospective Analysis of Episiotomy Rate in Erciyes University. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2014Apr.30 [cited 2022Jul.5];20(1):10-4. Available from: https://gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/122

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Obstetrics; Maternal Fetal Medicine and Perinatology

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