vacuum aspiration

vacuum aspiration
A surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated (opened) and vacuum is used to remove tissue from the uterus. Also called suction aspiration or suction evacuation.

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  • suction aspiration — A surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated (opened) and vacuum is used to remove tissue from the uterus. Also called suction evacuation or vacuum aspiration …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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