Vacuum Aspiration for Molar Pregnancy
Vacuum aspiration is a surgical procedure used to remove Reference molar pregnancy Opens New Window tissue from the uterus. This procedure uses a hollow tube (cannula) that is attached by tubing to a bottle and a pump, which provides a gentle vacuum.
After the Reference cervix Opens New Window is opened, or dilated, the cannula is passed into the uterus, the pump is turned on, and the molar tissue is gently removed from the uterus. While suction is being applied, the wall of the uterus is usually scraped with a sharp instrument, or curette, to remove the molar tissue.
You will be given Reference general anesthesia Opens New Window, so you are not awake during the procedure.
Medicine (such as oxytocin) is used during or after the procedure to make the uterus contract. Uterine contractions help the uterus shrink to its prepregnancy size and help stop uterine bleeding after the growth is removed.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology