dilatation and curettage

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Noun1.dilatation 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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If the conceptual products were still not completely expelled the medical management was considered unsuccessful and manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) or dilatation and curettage (DandC) was performed, after which subjects were discharged with advice of follow-up on 15th day.
Training and continuous support resulted in a persistent positive change in medical practices recognizing short term and long term advantages of shifting from conventional dilatation and curettage to MVA and Misoprostol.
Endometrial tissue obtained by dilatation and curettage, endometrial biopsy, fractional curettage has been sent for pathological examination.
17) Following systemic administration of MTX, the gestational sac could bulge into the uterine cavity and this could help in performing an easier and uncomplicated dilatation and curettage procedure.
Direct endometrial sampling procedures, including dilatation and curettage (D&C) and biopsy, are traditional and efficacious diagnostic methods in EC since they can obtain endometrial specimens for histopathological analysis.
56 nonpregnant women admitted for diagnostic dilatation and curettage due to abnormal uterine bleeding were the participants of this study.
Abnormal uterine bleeding; Histopathological diagnosis by conventional dilatation and curettage.
Hysteroscopy has become the preferred alternative to dilatation and curettage (D&C), and can easily be performed in the physician's office utilizing MAI's Mobile Surgical Services.
3 The Pipelle is easier, faster, more reliable and more economical than the conventional cervical dilatation and curettage (DandC).
Dilatation and curettage were carried out, under general anesthesia and endometrial samples were taken by scrapping walls of the uterus.
Dilatation and curettage fails to detect most focal lesions in the uterine cavity in women with postmenopausal bleeding.