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Power Morcellation Risks To Be Addressed by the FDA

power morcellator use during some surgeries can increase the risk of the spread of cancer in the bodyThe FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel has scheduled a hearing in July to discuss whether to ban power morcellators. According to the FDA, the agency has only banned a medical device once before.

Morcellation is sometimes used in minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy operations to remove the uterus and/or fibroids that can cause pain, bleeding and other ...

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Johnson & Johnson Asks Doctors to Return Its Ethicon Power Morcellator Devices

Johnson and Johnson requests voluntary recall of Ethicon power morcellatorsThe FDA previously advised doctors to stop all use of power morcellators while the devices’ propensity to spread cancer was reviewed. Now J&J is pursuing a global, voluntary return of its power morcellator devices. An article in Reuters reports that this move comes as a result of concerns that the surgical device potentially spreads cancerous uterine growths in women.

Uterine growths, called fibroids, are ...

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