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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The operation was completed without curettement of the underlying periosteum or bone cortex.
Curettement with electrodesiccation has been reported as well as topical tazarotenic acid [4].
Debridement and curettement of wound was achieved by sharp surgical debridement using scalpel, curette and scissors, followed by mechanical debridement using dry cotton swabs.