hysteropexy


hysteropexy
Fixation of a displaced or abnormally movable uterus. SYN: uterofixation, uteropexy. [hystero- + G. pexis, fixation]

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hys·ter·o·pexy 'his-tə-rō-.pek-sē n, pl -pex·ies surgical fixation of a displaced uterus

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hys·tero·pexy (hisґtər-o-pek″se) [hystero- + -pexy] surgical fixation of a displaced uterus, which may be done by ventrofixation, shortening of the round ligaments, shortening of the sacrouterine ligaments, or shortening of the endopelvic fascia. It is called abdominal or vaginal, depending on whether the uterus is fastened to the abdominal wall or to the vagina.

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  • hysteropexy — hys·ter·o·pexy …   English syllables

  • hysteropexy — ˈhistərōˌpeksē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hyster + pexy : surgical fixation of a displaced uterus …   Useful english dictionary

  • hysterorrhaphy — Sutural repair of a lacerated uterus. [hystero + G. rhaphe, suture] * * * hys·ter·or·rha·phy .his tə rȯr ə fē n, pl phies 1) a suturing of an incised or ruptured uterus 2) HYSTEROPEXY …   Medical dictionary

  • uterofixation — SYN: hysteropexy. * * * utero·fix·a·tion (u″tər o fik saґshən) hysteropexy …   Medical dictionary

  • uteropexy — SYN: hysteropexy. * * * utero·pexy (uґtər o pek″se) hysteropexy …   Medical dictionary

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  • ventrofixation — n. see ventrosuspension * * * ven·tro·fix·a·tion (ven″tro fik saґshən) [ventro + fixation] the operation of suspending the retroplaced uterus to the abdominal wall. Cf. hysteropexy …   Medical dictionary

  • hysterorrhaphy — ˌhistəˈrärəfē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hyster + rrhaphy 1. : a suturing of an incised or ruptured uterus 2. : hysteropexy …   Useful english dictionary

  • -pexy — ˌpeksē, si noun combining form ( es) Etymology: New Latin, pexia, from Greek pēxia solidity, from pēxis solidity, freezing, putting together (from pēgnynai to fix, fasten together) + ia y more at pact : fixation : making fast …   Useful english dictionary