As a preliminary to the use of the curette, dilatation up to No. 12 Hegar is necessary.
Callous ulcers are best removed by a curette, knife, or hot iron and then treated like a common wound.
Of the use of the ear scoop as a curette we have several instances.
Then commonly the entire ovum comes away with the gauze, or what remains of it is taken out with a curette.
The cervix is first dilated up to a suitable degree for the passage of the curette; up to No. 12 Hegar is usually sufficient.
A probe is then passed into the ostium, and the anterior wall of the sinus is removed with a curette or rongeur forceps.
Provided there be no labyrinthine symptoms, it is sufficient to curette out the granulations, but only gently.
The curette should not be used on the lateral pharyngeal wall in case the Eustachian orifices and cushions are damaged.
I never find it necessary to curette the cavity, which must always be a risky proceeding.
Fragments removed by the curette are subjected to microscopical examination for diagnostic purposes.
curette cu·rette or cu·ret (kyu-rět')
A surgical instrument shaped like a scoop or spoon, used to remove tissue or growths from a body cavity. v. cu·rett·ed, cu·rett·ing, cu·rettes or cu·rets
To scrape tissue or a body part with a curette.