Close-up of the infected wound after episiotomy
closeup of the infected wound after
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Close-up showing the infected wound on the site where an episiotomy was performed ten days earlier. The area affected (lower centre) is red and inflamed with a yellow discharge; a vaginal discharge is also present. Episiotomy is a surgical procedure in which an incision is made into the perineum, the tissue between the vagina and the anus, to ease the delivery of a baby. The incision may be directed to the side of the anus (as here) or in a direct vertical line with the anus. The incision is repaired shortly after delivery, usually with absorbable sutures; discomfort in the region of the scar may be felt for some weeks.

Date Created:
06 December 2010
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8.1 MB (3569 x 5264 px) 30.22 x 44.57 cm / 11.90 x 17.55 inch @ 300dpi/118.11ppc
Uncompressed size 53.75MB
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