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Dilatation and curettage

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Description of Dilatation and curettage

Dilatation and curettage: D&C. A procedure to remove tissue from the cervical canal or the inner lining of the uterus. The cervix is dilated (made larger) and a curette (spoon-shaped instrument) is inserted into the uterus to remove tissue. Also called dilation and curettage.
Source: National Institute of Health

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.
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Dilatation and curettage: Dilatation of the cervix uteri followed by a scraping of the endometrium with a curette.
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Dilatation and curettage: Dilatation of the cervix uteri followed by a scraping of the endometrium with a curette.
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  • operation,surgery,surgical operation,surgical procedure,surgical process
  • medical procedure
  • procedure,process
  • activity
  • act,human action,human activity

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