Description: This full color stock medical exhibit depicts steps from a dilation and evacuation abortion performed at week fourteen of gestation. The first image provides a side cut-away view of the mother as a cannulus is inserted into the uterus. The second image illustrates the shredding and suctioning of the fetus through the cannulus into a jar. An inset reveals the collection jar. The third image shows the removal of the placenta and the rest of the larger fetal parts through the cannulus. The final image shows the scraping of the uterus with a curette to determine whether any significant amount of tissue remains within the uterus.
Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020