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FDA Warns Against Power Morcellators For Uterine Fibroid Surgery

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA is discouraging use of laparoscopic power morcellation as a therapy for uterine fibroids due to risk of spreading cancer tissue. The agency has instructed manufacturers to ensure that device labeling accurately displays risks; it is planning an advisory panel meeting on the topic for the summer.

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