Miscarriage: Vacuum Aspiration

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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 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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Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current as ofMay 22, 2015