CurettageThis page contains recent news articles, when available, and an overview of Curettage but does not offer medical advice. You should contact your physician with regard to any health issues or concerns.
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In surgery, the use of a curette to remove tissue by scraping or scooping. It may be used to obtain a biopsy of a mass to determine if it is a granuloma, neoplasm, or some other tumor. It is often employed prior to definitive excisional surgery to more precisely deliniate the extent of a tumour. In selected cases, curettage may be employed to treat certain 'low risk' skin cancers such as superficial BCC. Rarely, curettage may be employed palliatively to debulk masses.
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