Endocervical Curettage

What is Endocervical Curettage?

Endocervical curettage (ECC) is a pathological procedure performed to detect the presence of cancer cells in the cervix. A spoon-shaped medical instrument called Curette is used in the process to scrape out tissues from endocervical canal.

How does Endocervical Curettage help?

This procedure helps the doctor to clinically analyse the abnormality in cells, and assess further investigations if required.

How is Endocervical Curettage done?

What are the benefit and risks of Endocervical Curettage procedure?

The advantages of Endocervical Curettage procedure are:

The procedure helps in diagnosing and treating many conditions, such as non-cancerous growth on the cervix, genital warts, infection with HPV, Diethylstilbestrol (DES) etc. The procedure is not time-consuming and generally does not r...

The risks associated with Endocervical Curettage procedure are:

There is no serious complication attached to the procedure. An infection or heavy bleeding may occur rarely. During or after the surgery, the patient may experience mild cramps for the next few days. There can also be mild sw...

The limitations of the Endocervical Curettage procedure are:

  • Painful procedure.
  • Inadequate sampling.
  • Diagnostic inaccuracy.

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