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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

(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

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.

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.
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Treatment includes extended curettage and bone grafting or cement placement.
Moreover, curettage or lesion resection was performed in 11 patients after UAE to treat other obstetric conditions, such as intrauterine remainder (6), cesarean scar pregnancy (3), and pregnancy termination (2).
A comparative study between panoramic hysteroscopy with directed biopsies and dilation and curettage. A review of 276 cases.
A comparative study of cost of care and duration of management for first-trimester abortion with manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) and sharp curettage. Arch Gynaecol Obstet 2012; 286(5): 1161-4.
One year following the initiation of denosumab therapy, she underwent open biopsy, curettage with high-speed burring, and cement augmentation.
Although nonoperative methods are being utilized more frequently, operative intervention is most commonly pursued and includes curettage with or without bone grafting, curettage with local adjuvants, en bloc resection, and amputation.
We present two (2) patients successfully managed at the Centre for Assisted Reproduction (CARE) Unit with RPOC using the Bigatti hysteroscopic tissue removal system after previous surgical treatment with blind curettage. Benefits of this approach included a short set up and procedure time and no intraoperative or postoperative complications.
In the treatment of cesarean scar pregnancies, systemic or direct methotrexate admission, wedge resection by laparotomy or laparoscopy, dilatation and curettage, curettage by hysteroscopy, and uterine artery embolization or a combination of these modalities are used (8).
(17) applied the laying open (deroofing and curettage) procedure under local anesthesia in a total of 33 patients, 11 of whom had pilonidal abscess and 22 of whom had chronic pilonidal disease, and followed them for a mean of 24 months (6-46 months).
Definitive diagnosis involves dilation and curettage or endometrial biopsy.
The surgical intervention includes curettage or wide excision depending on the nature and behavior of the lesion.
Dilation and curettage was then performed, and the pathology revealed serous carcinoma.