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colposuspension

Pronunciation: kol'po-sus-pen'shun

Definition: Suture fixation of the lateral vaginal fornix to the Cooper ligament on each side, as a modification and enhancement of the standard Marshall-Marchetti-Kranz urethrovesical suspension for stress urinary incontinence due to cystocele.

[colpo- + suspension]

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