What is the role of dilation and curettage in the diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma?

Updated: Jun 19, 2018
  • Author: William T Creasman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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The current role of the formal dilatation and curettage is probably very limited because the diagnosis can usually be made in the office.

Examination with the patient under anesthesia

This may be necessary in patients who are bleeding and have a cervical os that is very stenotic. Anesthesia may be required to perform adequate dilatation for endometrial sampling.


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