D & C


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D & C

 
dilation of cervix and curettage (of uterus).

D & C

dilatation (of cervix) and curettage (of uterus).

D & C

abbr.
dilation and curettage

D & C

Dilation & curettage Obstetrics A diagnostic procedure in which the cervix is dilated to permit the cervical canal and endometrium to be scraped with a curette–curettage

D & C

Abbreviation for dilation and curettage.

Dilatation and curettage (D & C)

A procedure performed under anesthesia during which the cervix is opened more (or dilated) and tissue lining the uterus is scraped out with a metal, spoon-shaped instrument or a suction tube. The procedure can be used to diagnose a problem or to remove growths (polyps).