The use of surgical-quality stitches to bring a displaced vagina back into position against the abdominal wall.
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SYN: vaginofixation. [colpo- + G. pexis, fixation]

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col·po·pexy 'käl-pə-.pek-sē n, pl -pex·ies fixation of the vagina by suturing it to the adjacent abdominal wall

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col·po·pexy (kolґpo-pek″se) [colpo- + -pexy] suture of the prolapsed vagina to a surrounding structure such as the abdominal wall; called also vaginofixation.

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