Episiotomy dehiscence that required intestinal diversion

Carl H. Rose, Kristi L. Blessitt, Farshid Araghizadeh, John C. Morrison

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Postpartum episiotomy dehiscence is a rare complication of vaginal delivery. Forceps-assisted vaginal delivery over mediolateral episiotomy was complicated by infection and dehiscence with rectal injury. A diverting ileostomy was used to permit healing. Episiotomy infection requires early recognition and thorough evaluation to exclude occult rectal injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1759-1760
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2005


  • Dehiscence
  • Episiotomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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