dilation

(redirected from dilation and curettage)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to dilation and curettage: dilation and evacuation

dilation

[də′lā·shən]
(mathematics)
A transformation which changes the size, and only the size, of a geometric figure.
An operation that provides a relatively flexible boundary to a fuzzy set; for a fuzzy set A with membership function mA, a dilation of A is a fuzzy set whose membership function has the value [mA (x)]βfor every element x, where β is a fixed number that is greater than 0 and less than 1.
(science and technology)
The act or process of stretching or expanding.
References in periodicals archive ?
Failure to obtain an adequate sample, discovery of atypical cells, hyperplasia, or persistence of abnormal uterine bleeding are indications for dilation and curettage or gynecologic referral.
(7) Accurate diagnosis is critical, as the treatment for RPOC and GTD (generally dilation and curettage) is contraindicated in UAVM, as there is the risk of causing massive haemorrhage and death.
(9) was to compare trans vaginal ultrasound, hysteroscopy, and dilation and curettage (D & C) in the evaluation of women with peri menopausal and postmenopausal bleeding.
A FEW DAYS AFTER A WOMAN thought she miscarried, her family practitioner (FP) performed a dilation and curettage (D&C).
ATLANTA -- Abnormal vaginal bleeding in a woman of childbearing age may signal the presence of a placental polyp, particularly if she has recently undergone an abortion or dilation and curettage, Dr.
After dilation and curettage, grade IB endometrial cancer was identified.
Unexpectedly, only 3 of 87 spontaneously aborting women had uterine anomalies--small, finger-shaped polyps near the tubal ostia--in a prospective study of 105 women who underwent a hysteroscopic examination before dilation and curettage.
"STOP PERFORMING DILATION AND CURETTAGE FOR THE EVALUATION OF ABNORMAL UTERINE BLEEDING" AMY GARCIA, MD (STOP/START, JUNE 2013)
Dilation and curettage was performed before the procedure to thin the endometrium and obtain pathology-based diagnoses.
An ObGyn performed dilation and curettage (D&C) at an outpatient clinic.
GYNECOLOGIC SURGEON performed a dilation and curettage (D&C) on a 47-year-old woman.