Hegar's dilators | definition of Hegar's dilators by Medical dictionary
Etymology: Alfred Hegar, German gynecologist, 1830-1914
a series of bougies used to dilate the cervical canal and urethra. See also bougie
Hegar's dilators Graded round-ended metal sounds used to achieve progressive widening of the canal of the neck (cervix) of the womb (uterus). See also DILATATION AND CURETTAGE. (Alfred Hegar, German obstetrician and gynaecologist, 1830–1914)
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The amount of baseline cervical dilatation before performing suction evacuation was measured using Hegar's dilators.
9621 Table 3: Baseline Cervical Dilatation in millimeters (Using Hegar's dilators in descending orders) the Two Groups Up to Misoprostol Carboprost dilator Group Group no.