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Fonctions du plancher pelvien: de la phase expulsive à la consultation du post-partum [Pelvic floor functions: from the beginning of the second phase of labor to the postpartum consultation].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Vaginal delivery can cause lesions of the various pelvic structures responsible for the mechanisms of continence. These lesions may perhaps be prevented in the future by measuring pressure generated during childbirth. Tear of the anal sphincter during childbirth is a marker of a global impairment of the urinary, ano-rectal and sexual pelvic functions in the short and medium term. Persistence of a defect of the anal sphincter is frequent in spite of immediate suture. The correlation between these defects and ano-rectal incontinence are not established in our experience. The quality of the contraction of the sphincter complex and pubo-rectal sling seems to play a more important role in ano-rectal continence after a traumatic childbirth.
Anal Canal/injuries, Anal Canal/physiology, Fecal Incontinence/classification, Fecal Incontinence/etiology, Female, Humans, Labor Onset, Parturition/physiology, Pelvic Floor/physiology, Postpartum Period, Pregnancy
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