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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Comparing the administration of fentanyl 1 ug kg?1 and fentanyl 0.5 ug kg?1 in dilation and curettage procedures.
She was scheduled for a dilation and curettage procedure (D&C) which removes the contents of the uterus.
Furthermore, the Mann-Whitney test was used to examine the difference of VAS score between PB and IVS at hysteroscopy, dilation and curettage (DC), and polypectomy.
Dilation and curettage was then performed, and the pathology revealed serous carcinoma.
Treatment options for AUB include medical therapy, dilation and curettage, polypectomy, global endometrial ablation, hysterectomy, myomectomy and electrical hysteroscopic tissue resection.
It is estimated to affect 1.5% of women undergoing a hysterosalpingogram; between 5% and 39% of women with recurrent miscarriage; and up to 40% of patients who have undergone repeat dilation and curettage for retained products of conception following pregnancy (7).
Apparently, Mariel's doctor advised them to try to conceive anew a year after she had undergone dilation and curettage. Robin said it took his wife quite some time before having the procedure done.
LISBON -- Dilation and curettage increases the risk for prematurity in subsequent pregnancy, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of nearly 2 million women.
The second two pregnancies were electively terminated with dilation and curettage, the most recent approximately 3 months before her current admission.
The doctor informed us that that procedure was not an abortion but a dilation and curettage, the result of which would be the loss of the fetus.
She had experienced 2 episodes of spontaneous abortion, one 4 years earlier and the other the previous year; retained products had been removed by vacuum aspiration and dilation and curettage. She had a history of using oral contraceptives and abusing topical steroids for skin toning.