From Big Medical Encyclopedia

COLPOPEXY (grech, kolpos a female bosom, a vagina + pexis fixing, fixing) — gynecologic operation of fixing of a vagina. Bai-fordom is for the first time made (W. N of Byford) in 1889, it is improved by V. F. Snegirev who suggested to fix a vagina to an inguinal sheaf or to a sacral and awned sheaf ekstraperitonealno. Owing to danger of injury of a bladder, ureters, a rectum, etc. the ekstraperitonealny way did not find application.

Operation is more often applied directly after operation of removal of a uterus, and also in cases of omission of a stump of a vagina after removal of a uterus in the past, is rare in the presence of a uterus. Intraperitoneal access with fixing of a vagina to a front abdominal wall is used.

I. L. Braude recommends to supplement To. plastic surgeries on walls of a vagina (see. Colporrhaphy ) and pelvic day (see. Colpoperineoplasty ).

Bibliography: Braude I. L. Operational gynecology, page 107, M., 1959; Davydov. N, Khromov B. M. and Necks-to about V. 3. Atlas of gynecologic operations, L., 1973, bibliogr.; Persianinov L. S. Operational gynecology, page 119, M., 1971; To a s e r O. u. I k 1 yo F. A. Atlas der gynakologischen Operatio-nen, Stuttgart, 1960.

C.H. Davydov.