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 (ĭ-pĭz′ē-ŏt′ə-mē, ĭ-pē′zē-)
n. pl. e·pis·i·ot·o·mies
Surgical incision of the perineum during childbirth to facilitate delivery.

[Greek epīsion, pubic region + -tomy.]


n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the perineum during the late stages of labour to prevent its laceration during childbirth and to make delivery easier
[C20: from episio-, from Greek epision pubic region + -tomy]


(əˌpi ziˈɒt ə mi, ˌɛp ə saɪ-)

n., pl. -mies.
a surgical incision into the perineum and vagina to allow sufficient clearance for childbirth.
[1875–80; < Greek episio(n) pubic region + -tomy]


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A surgical cut made in the perineum to enlarge the vaginal opening during childbirth.
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Noun1.episiotomy - surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth
perineotomy - surgical incision into the perineum


nDammschnitt m, → Episiotomie f


n. episiotomía, incisión del perineo durante el parto para evitar desgarros.


n (pl -mies) episiotomía
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In view of her existing genital scarring, we had to give her bilateral episiotomy to widen the vagina for the baby to come out.
Episiotomy is one of the most common obstetric surgical procedures done to increase the diameter of the vaginal outlet in the second stage of labour to facilitate vaginal delivery thereby preventing severe perineal tears (5-6).
Fortunately, his phone was still catching the network and he was carrying a few equipment with him, that were required to conduct an Episiotomy.
1) Episiotomy, instrumental delivery, vaginal lacerations, nulliparity, prolongation of second phase of labor, vulvar and vaginal varicose veins, and coagulopathies are the main risk factors in the etiology of puerperal hematoma.
physicians to adopt the mediolateral episiotomy technique that's widely adopted in Europe, they said.
Episiotomy was extensively spread with gradual increase of rates in the first half of the 20th century and was performed mediolaterally in all nulliparous women with the idea to protect fetal head from trauma and pelvic floor from injuries.
Episiotomy is a surgical incision of the perineum made to increase the vulval outlet during childbirth.
The cut to help the baby out is called an episiotomy and it's sometimes needed in around one in seven deliveries though it's not routinely used.
1 It is a common problem following episiotomy,2 and vaginal delivery, and is very severe in early postnatal period.
The company offers remedies for pregnancy nausea, hemorrhoids and stretch marks, and once the baby is born, it has solutions for post-partum perineal bruising, episiotomy and Cesarean section births, as well as relief from breast feeding's engorgement or sore or cracked nipples.
The review highlights different rates of emergency caesarian sections, instrumental deliveries and episiotomy.