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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This really questions the use of dilation and curettage as first-line treatment for women with a miscarriage or termination of pregnancy since other treatment options are noninvasive, safe, well tolerated, cheap, and accessible," said Dr.
Pregnancies that fail in the first trimester-ones that end in embryonic or fetal death or in incomplete spontaneous abortion, ones whose inevitable outcome is spontaneous abortion and ones characterized by the absence of an embryo in the gestational sac-traditionally have been managed with dilation and curettage.
Finally, the preferred method for managing abnormal endometrial stripe should be hysteroscopy and dilation and curettage.