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Study Finds New Cancer Risk From Hysterectomy Device Study Finds New Cancer Risk From Hysterectomy Device

September 16, 2014

A surgical device commonly used in hysterectomies has the potential to spread more types of cancer in a woman’s body than previously thought, new research released Tuesday shows.

The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association also reinforces an earlier government assessment that use of the device, a laparoscopic power morcellator, is risky.

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Johnson & Johnson pulls power morcellator; surgical device had sparked controversy Johnson & Johnson pulls power morcellator; surgical device had sparked controversy

September 4, 2014

Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it plans to ask doctors to return its power morcellators, a controversial surgical device that may inadvertently spread cancer in women being treated for uterine growths called fibroids.

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Uterine Pathology in Women Undergoing Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Using Morcellation Uterine Pathology in Women Undergoing Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Using Morcellation

September 4, 2014

Even though minimally invasive surgery has improved outcomes for hysterectomy, the procedure requires removal of the uterus through small incisions. Morcellation, or fragmentation of the uterus into smaller pieces, is one method to remove the uterus. Recently, concern has been raised that morcellation may result in the spread of undetected malignancies.

Read Full ArticlePUBLISHER/WRITER: JAMA Network