It can be performed as an outpatient or under general anaesthetic, when it's often combined with dilation and curettage.
What does D&C stand for?
D&C stands for Dilation and Curettage (less common)
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- Dilatation and Curettage
Samples in periodicals archive:
The doctor informed us that that procedure was not an abortion but a dilation and curettage, the result of which would be the loss of the fetus.
She had experienced 2 episodes of spontaneous abortion, one 4 years earlier and the other the previous year; retained products had been removed by vacuum aspiration and dilation and curettage.
Until recently, gynecologists obtained a biopsy by performing a dilation and curettage (D and C), an uncomfortable procedure with unpleasant side effects such as cramping, bleeding and pain.
In each case, ultrasound failed to reveal a fetal sac, laparoscopy did not reveal an ectopic pregnancy, and dilation and curettage revealed no recent history of pregnancy or trophoblast disease.
PHILADELPHIA -- Medical management of a missed abortion using misoprostol was more cost effective than surgical management by dilation and curettage, based on an economic analysis.