-pexy, -pexia, -pexes, -pexic, -pexis, -pex +

(Greek: a suffix; fixing [of a specified part]; attaching to, a fastening)

Used in medical nomenclature to denote "a surgical fixation" of that which is specified by the combining root.


lipopexia
The storage of fat in the body.
mastopexy
1. Plastic surgery which is done to lift or to reshape the breasts.
2. Plastic surgery to affix sagging breasts in a more elevated and normal position, often with some improvement in shape.
mesenteriopexy
Fixation or attachment of a torn or incised mesentery (the membranes, or one of the membranes which connect the intestines and their appendages with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity).
mesopexy
Fixation or attachment of a torn or incised (cut or broken) mesentery (membranes which connect the intestines and their appendages with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity).
nephropexy
The surgical fixation of a floating or mobile kidney.
nephrosplenopexy
A fixation, or attachment, of a kidney and the spleen.
oophoropexy
Surgical fixation or suspension (temporary cessation) of an ovary.
orchidopexy
An operation to move a testicle from the abdomen to its proper location in the scrotum and to secure it in place.
orchiopexy
Surgical treatment of an undescended testicle by freeing it and implanting it into the scrotum.
organopexy
Fixation by suture or otherwise of a floating or ptotic organ (an organ with loose attachments, permitting its displacement).
pexia
A suffix meaning "a fixation of something specified".
pexis
Fixation of substances in the tissues.
pneumonopexy
Fixation of the lung by suturing the costal and pulmonary pleurae or otherwise causing adhesion of the two layers.
pneumopexy
Fixation of the lung by suturing the costal and pulmonary pleurae or otherwise causing adhesion of the two layers.
retinopexy
1. Surgical correction of a detachment of the retina by forming chorioretinal adhesions around the torn part of the retina.
2. A procedure to repair a detached retina by holding it in place; e.g., by producing chorioretinal adhesions by freezing ("retinal cryopexy").