dilation and curettage

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dilation and curettage

n. Abbr. D & C
A surgical procedure in which the cervix is expanded using a dilator and the uterine lining scraped with a curette, performed for the diagnosis and treatment of various uterine conditions.
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Noun1.dilation and curettage - a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion
curettage, curettement - surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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di·la·tion and cu·ret·tage

n. dilatación y curetaje; pop. raspado.
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A comparative study of cost of care and duration of management for first-trimester abortion with manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) and sharp curettage.
9,10] Additional advantages compared with sharp curettage are its ease of use as an outpatient procedure, the need for less analgesia and anesthesia, [10] and its lower cost per procedure especially if performed on an outpatient basis.
Sharp curettage was replaced by manual vacuum aspiration, and in 2008, the use of misoprostol was adopted.
Dilatation and sharp curettage (D&C), if still practised, should be replaced by vacuum aspiration.
The products of conception (POC) were evacuated by use of manual vacuum aspiration, followed by sharp curettage at the discretion of the operator.
21) Consequently, suction curettage replaced sharp curettage as the main method of abortion: In 1970, suction and sharp curettage accounted for 54% and 46% of abortions, respectively; (22) by 1998, suction curettage was used for nearly all abortions (96%).
Metallic dilators were used for dilatation and sharp curettage was done until the procedure was completed.
This study compares the use of misoprostol, vacuum aspiration and sharp curettage in all 1,329 induced abortions from 2006-2008 at the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic of the University Clinical Centre of Kosovo.