Miscarriage: Vacuum Aspiration
Vacuum aspiration, also called suction aspiration or dilation and aspiration, can be used to empty the Reference uterus Opens New Window after an incomplete early Reference miscarriage Opens New Window. 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.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 18, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology