A woman who has miscarried may retain some placental tissue leading to profuse or prolonged uterine bleeding and thus require a completion curettage. It is a procedure whereby a blunt instrument, a curette or curet, is inserted inside the cavity of the uterus under sedation or general anesthesia and the lining of the uterus is scraped to evacuate the products of conception.
This is an open surgical procedure where the abdominal or pelvic cavity is opened to inspect and/or remove diseased organs.
- Partial Hysterectomy – Removal of the uterus alone without the cervix
- Total abdominal Hysterectomy – removal of the uterus and cervix with Bilateral Salpingectomy – with removal of both Fallopian tubes or with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy – with removal of both Fallopian tubes and ovaries