NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- suction aspiration
- listen (SUK-shun 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 evacuation and vacuum aspiration.