curettement


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cu·rette·ment

 (kyo͝o-rĕt′mənt)
n.
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Noun1.curettement - surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
suction curettage, vacuum aspiration - a method of induced abortion; prior to the 14th week of gestation the embryo and placenta are removed by applying suction to the dilated cervix
D and C, dilatation and curettage, 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
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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Debridement and curettement of wound was achieved by sharp surgical debridement using scalpel, curette and scissors, followed by mechanical debridement using dry cotton swabs.
Application of the benign destruction codes is demonstrated in the following example of a patient who undergoes electrodessication and curettement of four actinic keratoses on the face.