curettement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n curettement surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
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Usage

In literature:

Curette, or Volkmann's Spoon 107.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
Callous ulcers are best removed by a curette, knife, or hot iron and then treated like a common wound.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The curette should not be used on the lateral pharyngeal wall in case the Eustachian orifices and cushions are damaged.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Some are adapted for use as curettes.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
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