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colpopexy

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noun col·po·pexy \ ˈkäl-pə-ˌpek-sē \

medical Definition of colpopexy

plural colpopexies
: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 RabinThe New York Times26 Oct. 2010

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