The use of a curette, especially on the lining of the uterus. See dilation and curettage.
- No randomised trials were identified that studied the efficacy of carbon dioxide laser, surgical excision, curettage or cautery, formaldehyde, podophyllin, or podophyllotoxin.
- Cryosurgery or curettage and cautery is not recommended for recurrent tumours.
- Surgical removal with curettage is the standard treatment.
Late 19th century: from French, from curette.
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