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Dilation and curettage

Dilation and curettage

Dilation and curettage: Dilation and curettage involves dilating the cervix and cutting tissue from the uterine walls to remove uterine cancer, a retained placenta, and to terminate an unwanted pregnancy in the second trimester (13 to 15 weeks from conception).

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Dilation and curettage

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

Anesthetic Requirements for Dilation and curettage

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Dilation and curettage may include:

  • Regional (paracervical) or general anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Dilation and curettage

Possible surgical complications of Dilation and curettage may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Dilation and curettage

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

Dilation and curettage: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Dilation and curettage: One to two days.

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

Dilation and curettage: Other Names

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

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