Colpotomy
A surgical incision in the vagina. The -tomy part of the word comes from the Greek tome meaning cutting.
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A cutting operation in the vagina. SYN: coleotomy, vaginotomy. [colpo- + G. tome, incision]

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col·pot·o·my käl-'pät-ə-mē n, pl -mies surgical incision of the vagina

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n.
an incision made into the wall of the vagina, usually the posterior vaginal wall, close to the cervix (posterior colpotomy). This was formerly used to confirm the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy, but has now been largely superseded by laparoscopy. Colpotomy is sometimes referred to as culdocentesis.

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col·pot·o·my (kol-potґə-me) [colpo- + -tomy] incision of the vagina with entry into the cul-de-sac; called also vaginotomy.

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  • КОЛЬПОТОМИЯ — (colpotomy) разрез стенки влагалища (обычно задней) ближе к шейке матки (задняя кольпотомия (posterior colpotomy)). Ранее данная операция выполнялась для подтверждения диагноза эктопической беременности, однако в настоящее время ее все чаще… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Culdocentesis — Intervention Sagittal section of the lower part of a female trunk, right segment. (Pouch of Douglas labeled at bottom right.) ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

  • vaginotomy — SYN: colpotomy. * * * vag·i·not·o·my (vaj″ĭ notґə me) colpotomy …   Medical dictionary

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