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Dilation and curettage

Dilation and curettage

Dilation and curettage: A dilation and curettage is a procedure that involved widening the cervix and scraping the endometrial lining of the uterus for a tissue sample.

Dilation and curettage: Other Names

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Symptoms Associated with Dilation and curettage

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Diseases Associated with Dilation and curettage

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Dilation and curettage:

  • Uterine cancer
  • Removal of endometrial polyps
  • Removal of tissue after miscarriage

Descriptions of Dilation and curettage

Dilation 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 dilatation and curettage.
Source: National Institute of Health

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
Source: WordNet 2.1

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