Focused ultrasound surgery for uterine fibroid treatment
Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 11:49 am
Over the years, gynecologists and surgeons have been recommending the use of power morcellators during uterine laparoscopic surgeries to get rid of benign uterine growths. However, study after study suggests that the risk of cancer tissues hiding in uterine fibroids is high, and using a power morcellator may spread cancer cells and cause uterine cancer.
One alternative to power morcellation for the removal of uterine fibroids is a procedure called magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery. In this procedure, doctors will use a magnetic resonance imaging scan to locate the fibroids. The fibroids will then be burned and destroyed using a high-energy ultrasound transducer. This non-invasive procedure has been proven effective at treating benign and malignant tumors not just in the uterus but also in other parts of the body, such as the breasts.
If you believe your uterine cancer has resulted from a procedure involving a power morcellator, a lawyer at Williams Hart might be able to help you seek justice and compensation through a lawsuit. Call us at (888) 220-0640 to learn more about taking legal action today.