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 uterus.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD – Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD – Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD – Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC – Obstetrics and Gynecology