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Morcellation foe presses on despite return of cancer

from Medscape (Free login required)

The anesthesiologist whose occult uterine cancer was upstaged as a result of laparoscopic power morcellation during a hysterectomy remains a staunch patient-safety advocate despite the recent return of her disease. Her high-profile case already has spurred a retreat from the use of the tissue-shredding devices, abetted by strong warnings from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the risk of dispersing occult cancer in abdominal cavities. However, she and her husband, Hooman Noorchashm, MD, PhD, hope to persuade gynecologic surgeons to abandon the technology entirely. more


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