col·​po·​pexy ˈkäl-pə-ˌpek-sē How to pronounce colpopexy (audio)
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 Rabin, The New York Times

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“Colpopexy.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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