D&C Dilatation and curettage cervix Hegar
D&C (Dilatation and curettage) refers to the widening of the uterine cervix with Hegar dilators and surgical removal of part of the lining of the uterus or contents of the uterus.
Dilatation and curettage is also commonly used for first trimester miscarriage treatment and abortion.
The most common technique of D&C is suction curettage and manual or vacuum aspiration.
Removed tissues are examined for completeness (in cases of abortion or miscarriage treatment) or sent to pathology for abnormalities.