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curette

 [ku-ret´]
1. a loop, ring, or spoon-shaped instrument, attached to a handle and having sharp or blunt edges; used to scrape tissue from a surface.
2. to remove growths or other material from the wall of a cavity or other surface, using a curette.

cu·rette

, curet (kyū-ret', kyū-ret'),
Instrument in the form of a loop, ring, or scoop with sharpened edges, attached to a rod-shaped handle, used for curettage.
[Fr.]

curette

also

curet

(kyo͝o-rĕt′)
n.
A surgical instrument shaped like a scoop or spoon, used to remove tissue or growths from a body cavity.

cu·rette

(kyūr-et')
Instrument in the form of a loop, ring, or scoop with sharpened edges attached to a rod-shaped handle, used for curettage.
[Fr.]

curette

A spoon-shaped instrument for performing CURETTAGE. The curette may vary in size from a tiny 2 mm spoon for scooping out meibomian cysts in eyelids, to a 2 cm instrument for general surgical use.

Curette

A small scoop-shaped surgical instrument that can be used to remove cerumen if irrigation does not work or cannot be used.

curette

small, sharp-edged, ring-shaped surgical instrument, for tissue/whole-lesion excision

cu·rette

, curet (kyūr-et')
Instrument in the form of a loop, ring, or scoop with sharpened edges, attached to a rod-shaped handle, used for curettage.
[Fr.]

curette,

n See curet.

curette, curet

1. a spoon-shaped instrument for cleansing a diseased surface.
2. to use a curette.

bone curette
there are a number of types, e.g. brun bone curette, nail-hole curette.
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When I feel the loop come through, I entrap it against the end of the curette and pull both the loop and the retrieval device out of the vagina.
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Excess granulation tissue is removed with a cerumen curette or other instrument.
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A small hysteroscope is no larger than a Pipelle endometrial suction curette.
While removing the small, hard, tail-like portion of the residual tumor from the infratemporal fossa (figure 1, B inset), the surgeon used a curette for a quick and forceful dissection.
This curette is designed with much longer cutting edges r and a closed-face blade for fine finishing with minimal tissue distention, allowing efficient access to root concavities, base of the pocket and furcations of periodontally involved teeth with better adaptation.
In addition to the comfort that comes with familiarity, the office environment offers distractions that lessen the perception and feeling of pain, and the small-diameter hysteroscopes that are available to us today are no larger than a Pipelle curette and can usually be guided easily through the cervix without dilation, paracervical blocks, or the use of a tenaculum.
The age-old curette has a new nonsurgical rival in the battle against superficial basal cell carcinoma.
Using ultrasound, the abortionist inserts and aims a flexible curette attached to a vacuum syringe at the newly implanted embryo.
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