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Episiotomy and Repair Procedure

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Course Level: Senior

This is a series of videos about Episiotomy & Repair from Prof. Richard Adanu (University of Ghana) and Prof. Cary Engleberg (University of Michigan).An episiotomy is a surgical incision through the perineum made to enlarge the vagina and assist childbirth. The incision can be midline or at an angle from the posterior end of the vulva, is performed under local anaesthetic (pudendal anesthesia) and is sutured closed after delivery. It is one of the most common medical procedures performed on women, and although its routine use in childbirth has steadily declined in recent decades.This module is meant primarily for medical students but may also be useful for residents and health practitioners. The module includes three interactive case studies with some background information as well as discussion of possible post-surgery complications, narrated video clips of each stage the total abdominal hysterectomy procedure, and a self-assessment on the procedure.Any medical information in this material is intended to inform and educate and is not a tool for self-diagnosis or a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional. Please speak to your physician if you have questions about your medical condition.Viewer discretion is advised: Some medical content is graphic and may not be suitable for all viewers.


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