Burch procedure (colposuspension)


Burch procedure (colposuspension)
(burch) [John C. Burch, American surgeon, late 20th century] see under procedure.

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  • Burch procedure — a type of bladder neck suspension that is a modification of the Marshall Marchetti Krantz operation for stress incontinence, consisting of fixation of the lateral vaginal fornices to the iliopectineal ligaments. Called also Burch colposuspension …   Medical dictionary

  • colposuspension — n. a surgical procedure for treating stress incontinence in women in which the upper part of the vaginal wall is fixed to the anterior abdominal wall by unabsorbable suture material. It may be performed through an abdominal incision (Burch… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • Stamey procedure — an operation devised to cure stress incontinence of urine in women in which specially designed needles are employed to sling or hitch up the neck of the bladder to the anterior abdominal wall with unabsorbable suture material. See also… …   Medical dictionary