How to set up a perineal clinic
Article first published online: 26 JAN 2011
2009 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Volume 11, Issue 2, pages 129–132, April 2009
How to Cite
Fowler, G., Williams, A., Murphy, G., Taylor, K., Wood, C. and Adams, E. (2009), How to set up a perineal clinic. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 11: 129–132. doi: 10.1576/toag.22.214.171.124487
- Issue published online: 26 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 26 JAN 2011
- anal incontinence;
- anal manometry;
- endoanal ultrasound;
- multidisciplinary team;
- obstetric anal sphincter injury
- • All women sustaining obstetric anal sphincter injury should be reviewed at 6–12 weeks postpartum.
- • All women with anal incontinence should be offered endoanal ultrasound, anorectal physiology testing and review by a clinician with experience in anal sphincter injury.
- • A perineal clinic provides the setting for debriefing and provision of consistent, accurate information from clinicians with a special interest in sphincter injury.
- • To be aware of the benefits of a perineal clinic.
- • To learn how to set up a perineal clinic.
- • Should anorectal testing be a routine part of the follow-up of all women after anal sphincter injury or restricted to symptomatic women?
- • Who is responsible for debriefing women sustaining anal sphincter injury?
Please cite this article as: Fowler G, Williams A, Murphy G, Taylor K, Wood C, Adams E. How to set up a perineal clinic. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2009;11:129–132.