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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 bottle that has a pump. The pump provides a gentle vacuum. The cannula is passed through the vagina into
the uterus. The pump is then turned on, and the tissue is removed from the
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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