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Suction curettage

Suction curettage

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).

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Suction curettage

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Suction curettage:

  • Gestational trophoblastic disease (e.g. hydatidiform mole)
  • Unwanted pregnancy in the first trimester
  • Pregnancy that threatens mother's life in the first trimester

Other Surgical Options: Suction curettage

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Suction curettage may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Suction curettage

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Suction curettage may include:

  • Regional (paracervical) or general anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Suction curettage

Possible surgical complications of Suction curettage may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Suction curettage

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.

Suction curettage: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Suction curettage: Two to three days.

Descriptions of Suction curettage

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

Suction curettage: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Suction curettage) include:

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