colpopexy

noun
col·​po·​pexy | \ ˈkäl-pə-ˌpek-sē How to pronounce colpopexy (audio) \
plural colpopexies

Medical Definition of colpopexy

: fixation of the vagina by suturing it to the adjacent abdominal wall The trial randomly assigned 65 women with prolapse to undergo surgical repair either with vaginal mesh or with a more traditional procedure, colpopexy, that uses the patient's own ligaments to support the sagging muscles.— Roni Caryn Rabin, The New York Times, 26 Oct. 2010

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“Colpopexy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/colpopexy. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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