On April 17, 2014, the FDA issued a warning against using a laparoscopic power morcellation during hysterectomy and uterine fibroid tumor surgeries as this type of procedure has been linked to the spread of uterine cancer.
Federal health regulators have determined that 1 in every 350 women who undergo the procedures may have undetected cancer. When undergoing a hysterectomy or uterine fibroid removal surgery via power morcellator, the cutting of the fibers may cause the cancer to spread.
If laparoscopic power morcellation is performed in women with undetected cancer, there is a risk that a hysterectomy or uterine fibroid removal surgery will cause the undetected cancer to spread.
Soon after the FDA warning, Johnson & Johnson, the largest manufacturer of power morcellators (ETHICON: Gynecare morcellator) stopped the sale and distribution of its morcellators.
Uterine fibrods develop in the muscle tissue in the uterus. These fibroids can often cause a variety of problems in women. The removal of these uterine fibroids can be through the use of a power morcellator.
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