urethropexy

u·re·thro·cys·to·pex·y

(yū-rē'thrō-sis'tō-pek'sē),
Fixation of urethra and bladder for stress incontinence.
Synonym(s): urethropexy
[urethro- + G. kystis, bladder, + pēxis, fixation]

urethropexy

/ure·thro·pexy/ (-pek´se) bladder neck suspension.

urethropexy

(ū-rē′thrō-pĕks-ē) [″ + Gr. pexis, fixation]
Surgical fixation of the urethra.
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Unlike transabdominal or transvaginal urethropexy, a sling not only provides support to the vesicourethral junction, but also may create some aspect of urethral coaptation or compression.
Potentially, these patients could be treated with bulking agents, abdominal or laparoscopic urethropexy, artificial urethral sphincter, and repeat mid-urethral sling.
Recent studies have demonstrated effective prevention strategies, including prophylactic incontinence surgery such as concomitant midurethral sling or Burch urethropexy and provided refined estimates of the average patient's risk.
He showed an example of a Burch suture that was left in the bladder during urethropexy.
Additional procedures in the control group included salpingo-oophorectomy, colpopexy, urethropexy, cystoscopy, appendectomy, and anterior or posterior colporrhaphy.
WASHINGTON -- For a carefully chosen group of patients, total vaginectomy with sling urethropexy may be a good option for the treatment of severe pelvic organ prolapse.
Additional repairs such as urethropexy are performed on patients who may have associated stress urinary incontinence, and posterior repair can be performed after abdominal closure.
If the urethral function tests show urethral hypermobility or intrinsic sphincter deficiency with urethral hypermobility, the patient is a candidate for Burch urethropexy.
Don't just think, 'I tried the sling, and it failed, so let's just do a Burch retropubic urethropexy,'" Dr.
Abdominal retropubic urethropexy via either the Burch procedure or the Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz (MMK) procedure is the operation of choice for women with genuine stress incontinence due to a hypermobile urethrovesical junction in the presence of a normally functioning urethral sphincter.
ACGE certification for laparoscopy requires applicants to submit a case list of 25 advanced operative laparoscopic procedures such as ectopic pregnancy, adnexectomy, ovarian cystectomy, myomectomy, hysterectomy, extensive adhesiolysis, treatment of advanced endometriosis, retropubic urethropexy, appendectomy, and other procedures of comparable complexity.
A laparoscopic urethropexy procedure for retropubic suspension cost $1,389.