curettage

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curettage

[‚kyu̇·rə′täzh]
(medicine)
Scraping of the inside of a body cavity or the hollow of an organ with a curet.
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It is not only a matter of terminology, but the diagnosis also determines the extent of mass excision; in cases of CC, successful treatment is obtained by simple excision of the lesion, whereas in cases of periosteum chondroma, complete excision of lesion with curettement of the underlying bone is required to avoid recurrence.
Pilomatricoma: Treatment by incision and curettement. J Am Acad Dermatol 1980;2:44-6.
Application of the benign destruction codes is demonstrated in the following example of a patient who undergoes electrodessication and curettement of four actinic keratoses on the face.