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...

How does it help?

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

How is it done?

What are the benefit and risks of this procedure?

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 require a stay in the hospital.

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 swelling of the area. Vaginal bleeding or a dark discharge is also expecte...

The limitations of the procedure are:

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

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