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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2018, Vol. 45 Issue (5): 713-719    DOI: 10.12891/ceog4626.2018
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A technique variant for the use of the vacuum extractor with episiotomy to reduce maternal injuries
M. Paccosi1, *()
1 Obstetric and Gynaecology Department, Santo Spirito Hospital ASL RM 1, Rome, Italy
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Abstract  
Vulvovaginal tears during childbirth are a relevant factor of morbidity and are often more extensive in case of forceps or vacuum application. Although it is not routinely recommended, episiotomy is the primary mean to reduce the maternal lesion and is commonly used in case of operative delivery, also if sometimes is not able to avoid lacerations. Episiotomy technique as any procedure can be improved. This study suggests a new procedure that has been applied and can significantly reduce maternal vaginal tears during operative childbirth with vacuum extraction.
Key words:  Operative vaginal delivery      Vacuum      Vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery      Vacuum extractor      Episiotomy      Vulvovaginal tears      Vaginal birth      Perineal tear     
Published:  10 October 2018     
*Corresponding Author(s):  M. PACCOSI     E-mail:  m.paccosi@libero.it

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M. Paccosi. A technique variant for the use of the vacuum extractor with episiotomy to reduce maternal injuries. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2018, 45(5): 713-719.

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