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
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
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