curettage

(redirected from angle for gingival curettage)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

curettage

 [ku″rĕ-tahzh´] (Fr.)
removal of material from the wall of a cavity or other surface by scraping with a curette.
suction curettage (vacuum curettage) a method of induced abortion, consisting of removal of the uterine contents, after dilatation, by means of a hollow curette introduced into the uterus, through which suction is applied.

cu·ret·tage

(kū'rĕ-tahzh'),
A scraping, usually of the interior of a cavity or tract, for the removal of new growths or other abnormal tissues, or to obtain material for tissue diagnosis.
Synonym(s): curettement

curettage

/cu·ret·tage/ (ku″rĕ-tahzh´) [Fr.] the cleansing of a diseased surface, as with a curet.
medical curettage  induction of bleeding from the endometrium by administration and withdrawal of a progestational agent.
periapical curettage  removal with a curet of diseased periapical tissue without excision of the root tip.
suction curettage , vacuum curettage removal of the uterine contents, after dilatation, by means of a hollow curet introduced into the uterus, through which suction is applied.

curettage

(kyo͝or′ĭ-täzh′)
n.
The removal of tissue or growths from a body cavity, such as the uterus, by scraping with a curette. Also called curettement.

curettage

[kyoo͡r′ətäzh′]
Etymology: Fr, curette, scoop
scraping of material from the wall of a cavity or other surface, performed to remove tumors or other abnormal tissue or to obtain tissue for microscopic examination. Curettage also refers to clearing unwanted material from fistulas and areas of chronic infection. It may be performed with a blunt or a sharp curet or by suction.
enlarge picture
Curettage

curettage

Curettement Gynecology The removal of tissue, growths or other material from the wall of a cavity or other surface, with a curette. See Endometrial curettage, Vacuum curettage.

cu·ret·tage

(kyūr-e-tahzh)
A scraping, usually of the interior of a cavity or tract, for the removal of new growths or other abnormal tissues, or to obtain material for tissue diagnosis.
Synonym(s): curettement.

curettage

Scraping or spooning out unwanted tissue or tissue required for examination. The instrument used is called a CURETTE.

Curettage

The removal of tissue or growths by scraping with a curette.

curettage

excision of tissue by use of a curette, e.g. tissue sample (for biopsy), verruca (by wide excision to ensure that all potentially infected peripheral tissues are excised)

curettage (kyur··täzhˑ),

n the scraping, suction, or clearing of cells from an area of concern (i.e., a cavity or infection) with a sharp or blunt curet to improve examination or for removal.
Enlarge picture
Curettage.

chalazion 

A chronic inflammatory lipogranuloma due to retention of the secretion (such as blocked ducts) of a meibomian gland in the tarsus of an eyelid. It is characterized by a gradual painless swelling of the gland without marked inflammatory signs and sometimes astigmatism which is induced by the cyst pressing on the cornea (Fig. C5). Small chalazia may disappear spontaneously but large ones usually have to be incised and curetted (i.e. removal of the pus with a scraper) through a tarsal incision. Resolution may also occur after local injection of a corticosteroid drug (e.g. dexamethasone or triamcinolone). Syn. meibomian cyst (although it is not a true cyst because its walls are made of granulomatous tissue and not lined with epithelium). See internal hordeolum.
Fig. C5 Upper eyelid chalazionenlarge picture
Fig. C5 Upper eyelid chalazion

cu·ret·tage

(kyūr-e-tahzh)
A scraping, usually of the interior of a cavity or tract, for the removal of new growths or other abnormal tissues, or to obtain material for tissue diagnosis.

curettage (kyŏŏ´rətäzh´),

n the scraling with a curet.
curettage, angle for gingival,
n an angle between 45° and 90° at which the curet should be held against the gingiva to clean out a pocket effectively. See also curettage, subgingival.
curettage, apical,
n (apoxesis), the curettement of diseased periapical tissue without excision of the root tip. See also curettage, subgingival.
curettage, gingival,
n See curettage, subgingival.
curettage, gingival, closed,
n See curettage, subgingival.
n the accidental removal of the gingival tissues with typical surgical instrument usage.
curettage, infrabony pocket,
n the enucleation, by means of suitable instrumentation, of the inflammatory soft tissue elements lying within and surrounding the crest of an infrabony resorptive defect; also includes the debridement and planing of the root surface of the pocket.
curettage, root (root planing),
n the debridement and planing to smoothness of the root surface of a tooth to eliminate deposits on the root.
curettage, subgingival,
n the process of debridement of the epithelial attachment, the ulcerated and entire (pocket) epithelium, and subjacent inflamed and altered gingival tissues. The procedure is no longer recommended for the health of the periodontium.

curettage

[Fr.] the cleansing of a diseased surface, as with a curette.

endometrial curettage
physical curettage of the uterus is not practiced in animals but chemical irritation achieves a similar effect and is used in cows. The commonest infusion is an iodine preparation such as Lugol's iodine.
subgingival curettage
aids in the treatment of periodontal disease; consists of removing inflammatory tissue under the free gingival margin and adjacent bony structures.