dilation and curettage

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  • noun

Synonyms for 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

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Doctors had to perform a dilation and curettage to remove the dead fetus.
In two cases where non menstrual spotting and bleeding was observed in patients with excessive endometrial thickening, a dilation and curettage procedure was administered to stop the bleeding.
83 SET OF INSTRUMENTAL FOR UTERINE CURETTAGE / dilation and curettage - Quantity: 2 / Lot N 84 SET OF INSTRUMENTAL FOR NECROPSY - Quantity: 1 / Lot No.
Finally, the preferred method for endometrial stripe should be hysteroscopy and dilation and curettage.
D&E was needed to complete the procedure), bleeding requiting transfusion, infection requiring intravenous antibiotics, retained products of conception requiring dilation and curettage, organ injury requiring additional surgery, cervical laceration requiring repair and hospital readmission.