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ˌkyʊər ɪˈtɑʒ, kyʊˈrɛt ɪdʒcuret·tage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curettage, curettementnoun

    surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette


  1. curettagenoun

    The removal of unwanted tissue from a body cavity using a curette.


  1. Curettage

    Curettage, in medical procedures, is the use of a curette to remove tissue by scraping or scooping. Curettages are also a declining method of abortion. It has been replaced by vacuum aspiration over the last decade. Curettage has been used to treat teeth affected by periodontitis. "Gingival curettage is a surgical procedure designed to remove the soft tissue lining of the periodontal pocket with a curet, leaving only a gingival connective tissue lining. ... Gingival curettage, as originally conceived, was designed to promote new connective tissue attachment to the tooth, by the removal of pocket lining and junctional epithelium. Since there is no evidence that gingival curettage has any therapeutic benefit in the treatment of chronic periodontitis, the American Dental Association has deleted that code from the fourth edition of Current Dental Terminology. In addition, the American Academy of Periodontology, in its Guidelines for Periodontal Therapy, did not include gingival curettage as a method of treatment. This indicates that the dental community as a whole regards gingival curettage as a procedure with no clinical value." Curretage is also a major method used for removing osteoid osteoma and osteoblastoma.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Curettage

    A scraping, usually of the interior of a cavity or tract, for removal of new growth or other abnormal tissue, or to obtain material for tissue diagnosis. It is performed with a curet (curette), a spoon-shaped instrument designed for that purpose. (From Stedman, 25th ed & Dorland, 27th ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curettage in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curettage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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