colpotomy


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col·pot·o·my

(kol-pot'ō-mē),
A cutting operation in the vagina.
Synonym(s): coleotomy, vaginotomy
[colpo- + G. tomē, incision]

colpotomy

/col·pot·o·my/ (kol-pot´ah-me) incision of the vagina with entry into the cul-de-sac.

colpotomy

(kŏl-pŏt′ə-mē)

colpotomy

[kolpot′əmē]
Etymology: Gk, kolpos + temnein, to cut
any surgical incision into the wall of the vagina.

vag·i·not·o·my

(vaj'i-not'ŏ-mē)
A cutting operation in the vagina.
Synonym(s): colpotomy.

colpotomy

incision of the vagina with entry into the cul-de-sac.
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In the TLH group, the colpotomy was created with an ultrasonically activated scalpel and closed with No.
Posterior colpotomy allows the removal of fibroids during laparoscopic myomectomy without the need to enlarge the abdominal incisions and without the use of intracorporeal power morcellation.
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In addition, because the size of the specimen frequently is too large to remove through a colpotomy intact, I morcellate the uterus manually with a scalpel using coring, wedge resection, and myomectomy.
Next, in preparation for the anterior colpotomy, further development of the bladder flap is necessary.
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to identify the anterior and posterior fornices in preparation for colpotomy.
A colpotomy is completed with the scissors, and the specimen is delivered through the colpotomy incision.
These alternatives include abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, or a hybrid operation involving removal of the uterine tissue through a mini-laparotomy or colpotomy incision.
The use of uterine manipulators with a colpotomy cup can help delineate the posterior vaginal fornix and the rectum.