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Related to vacuum curettage: dilation and evacuation
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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See vacuum aspiration.
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vacuum curettageEndometrial aspiration, vabra, vacuum aspiration Gynecology Suction removal of endometrial tissue from the uterus via the cervix to either either correct menstrual defects or establish a diagnosis–eg, endometrial hyperplasia, CA, dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Cf Vacuum abortion.
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