dilatation and evacuation


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di·la·ta·tion and e·vac·u·a·tion (D&E),

(di'lă-tā'shŭn ē-vak'yū-ā'shŭn),
Dilation of the cervix and removal of the products of conception.
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General anaesthesia is not recommended routinely for vacuum aspiration or dilatation and evacuation (D&E).
A modified dilatation and evacuation procedure is now provided by the Hanoi Obstetrics-Gynaecology Hospital in place of a less safe method previously being used.