Translation of Legrado

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I was watching a latin american music video on a religious channel called Enlace. The video has a couple who is going to have a baby. The father of the baby leaves the ultrasound room and then a nurse approaches him with a clipboard having the word LEGRADO in big read letters on it. I looked up this term and it appears to mean a scraping. Is it possibly another word for abortion'

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updated MAY 29, 2009
posted by Patrick-S-Elliott

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I was watching a latin american music video on a religious channel called Enlace. The video has a couple who is going to have a baby. The father of the baby leaves the ultrasound room and then a nurse approaches him with a clipboard having the word LEGRADO in big read letters on it. I looked up this term and it appears to mean a scraping. Is it possibly another word for abortion?

You're referring to this?

What is a D&C Procedure?
D&C, also known as dilation and curettage, is a surgical procedure often performed after a first trimester miscarriage. Dilation means to open up the cervix; curettage means to remove the contents of the uterus. Curettage may be performed by scraping the uterine wall with a curette instrument or by a suction curettage (also called vacuum aspiration), using a vacuum-type instrument.

Googling I would say that this is usually translated as legrado uterino.
http://www.tuotromedico.com/temas/legrado_uterino.htm

Notice that this may not be an abortion, because it states that it may be a procedure done after a natural miscarriage.

updated MAY 29, 2009
posted by 0074b507