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 that has a pump, which provides a gentle vacuum. The cannula is passed through the vagina into
the uterus. The pump is then turned on, and the tissue is removed from the
February 1, 2013
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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