Dilatation and curettage
: A minor operation in which the cervix is expanded enough (dilatation) to permit the cervical canal and uterine lining to be scraped with a curet (or curette), an instrument shaped like a spoon. This procedure also is

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(D & C) expanding of the ostium uteri to permit scraping of the walls of the uterus, a common technique used in induced abortion.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • dilatation and curettage — D and C an operation in which the cervix (neck) of the uterus is dilated, using an instrument called a dilator, and the lining (endometrium) of the uterus is lightly scraped off with a manual curette (see curettage) or removed by suction using an …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • Dilation and curettage — (D C) Background Abortion type Surgical First use Late 19th century Gestation 4 12 weeks Usage WHO recommends only when manual vacuum aspiration is unavail …   Wikipedia

  • dilation and curettage — noun 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 D C and dilatation… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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