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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.
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suction curettage

a form of abortion in which the cervix is dilated if necessary and the products of conception removed by use of a canula attached to a suction source; technique used to complete a spontaneous incomplete abortion or as a form of induced abortion.
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suction curettage

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suction curettage

Vacuum curettage Gynecology The removal of uterine contents postcervical dilation, applying suction through a hollow-tipped device, a common method for performing first trimester abortion
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suc·tion cur·et·tage

(sŭk'shŭn kyūr'ĕ-tahzh')
A form of abortion in which the cervix is dilated if necessary and the products of conception removed by use of a cannula attached to a suction source; technique used to complete a spontaneous incomplete abortion or as a form of induced abortion.
Synonym(s): dilation and suction.
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Is ultrasound-guided suction curettage a reliable option for treatment of cesarean scar pregnancy?
Ratcheson have considered the possibility that as a result of future developments, "gestation may need to be prolonged and the method of abortion may need to be altered to increase the chances of therapeutic success for the recipient." Holding that prolonging pregnancy "is comparable to maintaining vital functions of a cadaver donor through mechanical support," they indicate that "a woman who would otherwise undergo abortion during the first trimester might be asked to continue her pregnancy until the second trimester." On this account, it is morally appropriate to solicit the pregnant woman's free and informed consent to alternative, riskier abortion procedures less damaging to the fetus than suction curettage. [12]
Methotrexate therapy followed by suction curettage followed by Foley tamponade for cesarean scar pregnancy.
Her ObGyn performed a dilation and curettage (D & C) procedure, with suction curettage followed by curettage with a sharp curette.
74.9% of that was "suction curettage" and 13.5% for what the CDC calls "sharp curettage."
Those patients who failed to expel the products of conception after receiving misoprostol twice over 2 days were offered a choice of expectant management or suction curettage.
Other studies have found that pain is reduced when an oral NSAID is taken 1 to 2 hours before insertion of an intrauterine device and before suction curettage. (14,15)
Using the current figure, abortions account for at least 28.5% of all clinic revenues, at least $98.5 million, if one assumes all abortions to be standard $372 first trimester suction curettage abortions.
A 3-minute suction curettage precedes the hysteroscopy.
The most common method of abortion is still suction curettage (88.3%).
Finances aren't addressed in the service report However, if one assumes that all 255,015 of Planned Parenthood's abortions were standard first-trimester suction curettage abortions (knowing that PPFA's clinics advertise and perform more expensive, later-term abortions), at an average cost of $372, this translates into at least $98.4 million in income from abortion in 2004.
Most abortions still are being done during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy (55.7% at eight weeks or less, 77.2% at 10 weeks or less for 1998), most using what the CDC calls the "suction curettage" method (96.8% in 1998), and more than nine out of 10 being done in a woman's home state (91.5% in 1998).