bladder neck suspension

bladder neck suspension
any of various methods of surgical fixation of the urethrovesical junction area and the bladder neck to restore the neck to a high retropubic position for relief of stress incontinence. The group includes the Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz operation and the Burch, Pereyra, and Stamey procedures. Called also colposuspension, cystourethropexy, urethrocystopexy, and urethropexy.

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