FDA Updates Warning against Laparoscopic Power Morcellators

November 24, 2014 9:23 PM

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FDA Updates Warning against Laparoscopic Power Morcellators

Federal regulators beefed up their opinion about laparoscopic power morcellators on Monday, telling doctors not to use them during hysterectomies and during fibroid removal procedures.

In strengthening a warning that it issued in April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the controversial devices should be not be used for “the vast majority of women” who need these surgeries because it can hasten the development of uterine cancer.

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