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Miscarriage: Vacuum Aspiration
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 and a pump, which provides a gentle vacuum. The cannula is passed through the vagina into the uterus, the pump is turned on, and the tissue is gently removed from the uterus.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||April 18, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 18, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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