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ICD-9-CM 59.5, 59.79

A urethropexy is a surgical procedure where support is provided to the urethra.[1]

One form is the "Burch urethropexy".[2][3]

It is sometimes performed in the treatment of incontinence (particularly stress incontinence).


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  2. ^ Kenton K, Oldham L, Brubaker L (July 2002). "Open Burch urethropexy has a low rate of perioperative complications". Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 187 (1): 107–10. doi:10.1067/mob.2002.125706. PMID 12114897. 
  3. ^ Kwon CH, Culligan PJ, Koduri S, Goldberg RP, Sand PK (November 2003). "The development of pelvic organ prolapse following isolated Burch retropubic urethropexy". Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 14 (5): 321–5; discussion 325. doi:10.1007/s00192-003-1090-z. PMID 14618308.