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Suction curettage: Suction curettage is surgery to remove a gestational trophoblastic neoplasm (mole) using a curette (sharp spoon-shaped instrument for cutting) with suction. This procedure is also used to abort a fetus in the first trimester (less than 12 weeks from conception).
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Suction curettage:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Suction curettage may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Suction curettage may include:
Possible surgical complications of Suction curettage may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.
Recovery period for Suction curettage: Two to three days.
Suction curettage: 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
Source: WordNet 2.1
Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Suction curettage) include:
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