paracolpium

par·a·col·pi·um

(par'ă-kol'pē-ŭm),
The tissues alongside the vagina.
[para- + G. kolpos, vagina]

paracolpium

[-kol′pē·əm]
the connective and other tissues around the vagina.
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One case was a retroperitoneal pelvic schwannoma located in the right paracolpium, [10] and another was a schwannoma present at the L5 vertebral body and causing pelvic pain.
The upper third of the vagina (level I) is suspended from the pelvic walls by vertical fibers of the paracolpium, which is a continuation of the cardinal ligament.
The clamp should now include the superior portion of the cardinal ligament with the uterine vessels and paracolpium immediately above the lateral vaginal fornix.
An incision is made around the cervix, the paracolpium is divided, and the blood supply is divided, creating a bloodless organ, he said.