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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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.