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Vacuum aspiration, also called suction aspiration or dilation and aspiration, can be used to empty the uterus after an incomplete early miscarriage. This procedure involves the use of a hollow tube called a cannula that is attached by tubing to a bottle that has a pump, which 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 uterus.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||February 1, 2013|
Last Revised: February 1, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
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