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Research Article

Severe Perineal Lacerations in Obstetric Practice: The Effect of Institutional Practice Guidelines on Repair Failures in a Single Centre

Table 2

Comparison of therapeutic outcomes in SPL repair.

Parameter evaluatedPhase 1 ()Phase 2 () value

Details of perineal repair
 Experienced staff performed repair4 (57%) 26 (100%)0.01
 Appropriate suture for sphincter repair1 (14%)8 (31%)0.64
 End-to-end sphincter reconstruction 6 (86%)13 (50%)0.20
 Overlapping sphincter reconstruction 1 (14%)8 (31%)0.64
Therapeutic outcomes
 Failure of perineal repair2 (29%)3 (12%)0.282
  Wound dehiscence/rectovaginal fistula120.524
  Sphincter disruption/faecal incontinence230.282

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