colpotomy

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colpotomy

[käl′päd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Incision of the vagina.
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EGG retrieval for in vitro fertilisation by sonographically controlled vaginal culdocentesis. Lancet.
The review findings also indicated that sonographic control with culdocentesis reduced the risk of hyponatremia associated with perforation.
Two often-used modalities are culdocentesis and laparoscopy.
Pain scores were significantly lower in the group receiving benzocaine gel for every procedure except culdocentesis.
Investigations done include haemoglobin estimation, blood grouping & typing, HIV, HBsAg testing, urine for pregnancy testing, transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound examination, abdominal paracentesis and Culdocentesis. Based on history, clinical findings and above investigations cases were diagnosed as ectopic pregnancy.
Many of us remember the huge needles we used for culdocentesis in the emergency room, and I'm sure patients who were on the receiving end of the procedure will never forget.
Culdocentesis is a relatively simple, rapidly performed diagnostic test that detects and samples fluid present in the cul-de-sac of the pelvis.