Use of Power Mocellator Drops after FDA Advisory
Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 11:13 am by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 4:46 pm
There is a significant decrease in the use of power morcellators after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning that the tissue chopped by morcellators could contain cancerous cells and may spread throughout the abdominal cavity.
Since the FDA released its new guidelines, the rate of new minimally invasive hysterectomies using power morcellators has been declining. In 2013, 14 percent of minimally invasive hysterectomies were performed using morcellators. The number dropped to just three percent in 2015.
Despite the advisory, some doctors still support the use of morcellators. Women need to be aware of the risks that morcellation carries.
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