HCA hospitals halt use of uterine fibroid surgical tool

November 25, 2014 11:59 PM

3 0

(Reuters) - HCA Holdings Inc, the largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, said a procedure for removing uterine fibroids that has been linked to the spread of cancer will no longer be performed at its facilities.

The surgical technique involves use of a laparoscopic power morcellator device that pulverizes tissue before it is extracted from the uterus through a small opening. Morcellation is the mincing or pulverization of tissue to make it easier to remove.

Also read: Coca-Cola opens new $100 million plant in Cambodia

Read more

To category page

Loading...