The four classifications of perineal lacerations

September 2, 2019
Sara Cichowski, MD
Sara Cichowski, MD

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Rebecca G. Rogers, MD
Rebecca G. Rogers, MD

Dr Rogers is Associate Chair for Clinical Integrations and Operations, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin.

Perineal laceration occur in up to 80% of vaginal deliveries and the severity of lacerations varies from minor lacerations that affect the skin or superficial structures of the perineum to more severe lacerations that damage the muscles fo the anal sphincter complex and rectum.

Perineal laceration occur in up to 80% of vaginal deliveries and the severity of lacerations varies from minor lacerations that affect the skin or superficial structures of the perineum to more severe lacerations that damage the muscles fo the anal sphincter complex and rectum.For more information: Managing complications of perineal lacerations