Posts Tagged 'laparoscopy'

Senators Call for Further Action on Power Morcellators Amid FDA Concern

Two U.S. senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have stepped forward to request further FDA action to regulate the use of power morcellators. An article in Modern Healthcare documents the growing debate over whether to end completely or restrict the use of laparoscopic power morcellators.

The plea from the senators is for the FDA to pull all morcellator devices from the market at least until further studies are conducted. The letter cites a study at Brigham & Women’s Hospital ...

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Laparoscopic Uterine Power Morcellation Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

A Pennsylvania man is suing the manufacturer of a device used to remove large masses of tissue during minimally invasive surgeries. The man is alleging that the device caused the spread of cancerous tissue during his wife’s hysterectomy, ultimately resulting in her death. The device at issue is known as a morcellator, which operates by breaking up tissue into smaller fragments, allowing a surgeon to remove the tissue through a smaller incision than would be required in standard laparoscopic surgery.

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