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Table 7 Mode of subsequent delivery:

From: Management of obstetric anal sphincter injury: a systematic review & national practice survey

  Coloproctologists Obstetric Consultants Obstetric Trainees
Elective Caesarean section 64 (71%) 147 (22%) 20 (14%)
Vaginal delivery with an Elective episiotomy 1 (1%) 204 (30.%) 67 (45.%)
Patient's choice - 96 (14%) 13 (9%)
No special Mx 2 (2.%) 117 (17%) 34 (23%)
Don't know 17 (19%) 68(10%) 06 (4%)
Others: (depends on endoanal US & manometry findings) 6 (7%) 40 (6%) 08 (6%)
  1. Chi Square test (χ2 8 = 162.7) p < 0.001 (excluding don't knows)