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Vacuum aspiration can be used to empty the
uterus after an incomplete early
miscarriage. It's also called suction aspiration or dilation and
aspiration. The doctor uses a
hollow tube called a cannula. It is attached by tubing to a vacuum device. The cannula is passed through the vagina into
the uterus. The pump is then turned on, and the tissue is removed from the
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMay 30, 2016
Current as of:
May 30, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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