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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Aspiración al vacío

Vacuum aspiration (VAK-yoom AS-pih-RAY-shun)
A surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated (opened) and vacuum is used to remove tissue from the uterus. Also called suction aspiration and suction evacuation.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.