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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

curettage

Scraping or spooning out unwanted tissue or tissue required for examination. The instrument used is called a CURETTE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Curettage

The removal of tissue or growths by scraping with a curette.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012