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
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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Comparison of manual vacuum aspiration and dilatation and curettage in the treatment of early pregnancy failure.
If the condition is not diagnosed, a simple gynecological procedure such as a dilatation and curettage may end up with massive hemorrhage and unexpected complications.
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.[sup][4] However, endometrial curetting is painful and costly which requires dilatation and anesthesia.
In premenopausal women, the cervical width (based on number of Hegar dilator) before dilatation and curettage was 5.0[+ or -]0.9 mm in misoprostol group versus 3.9[+ or -]1 mm in placebo group (p= 0.003).
Conventional dilatation and curettage; still a useful procedure.
Before TVS, women with PMB underwent dilatation and curettage. The relatively non-invasive nature of the TVS makes it more acceptable, especially to older women.
Causes of meorrhagia and its pathological diagnosis by dilatation and curettage. J Postgrad Med Inst 2005; 19(1): 62-6.
After the US, my OB scheduled a dilatation and curettage for the next morning.
To explore the policy implications of increasing access to safe abortion in Nigeria and Ghana, a computer-based analytic model was developed to comparatively assess the cost of treating complications of unsafe abortion and providing three first-trimester safe abortion modalities: hospital-based dilatation and curettage (D&C), hospital- and clinic-based manual vacuum aspiration (MVA), and medical abortion using misoprostol (MA).