Topic Overview

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.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD – Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD – Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD – Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current as ofMarch 16, 2017