colpotomy


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Related to colpotomy: colporrhaphy, colposcopy

colpotomy

[käl′päd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Incision of the vagina.
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Vaginal cuff dehiscence in a series of 12,398 hysterectomies: effect of different types of colpotomy and vaginal closure.
Electrosurgery typically is used for creation of the colpotomy in laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomy, and thermal damage at the cuff could lead to poor healing.
Rates of dyspareunia and adhesions in the cul-de-sac after tissue extraction through a colpotomy are low (J.
In this article, we describe contained transvaginai tissue extraction through a posterior colpotomy in the setting of laparoscopic myomectomy, describing an actual case.
Leiomyomas could be removed intact through a colpotomy or through a small abdominal incision.
The particular methods for specimen removal demonstrated include through the colpotomy for TLH and cold knife manual morcellation within a bag using an Alexis retractor for LSH.
He or she must know not only how to turn the uterus for vessel coagulation and visualization of anatomy, but also the nuances of traction and countertraction for dissection and the colpotomy.
Specimen retrieval is done in all cases either through the 10mm port or by colpotomy.
Delivery through the vagina or colpotomy during vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy uses the technique of coring, which has long been established in our field.
Late placement of the manipulator in these cases--after the lateral attachments are dissected and before colpotomy is performed--works perfectly.