Warning Prompts Shift In Surgeries on Women

March 17, 2015 1:55 PM

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Warning Prompts Shift In Surgeries on Women

Gynecologists in the U.S. have changed the way they perform hysterectomies now that they no longer can readily use a popular medical device that was found to spread hidden cancers in some women, according to doctors, hospitals and a new study.

While some surgeons remain dismayed about new limits imposed on the tool, called a laparoscopic power morcellator, concerns that its loss would lead to major problems or a dramatic shift to open surgery don’t appear to have materialized. Instead, doctors say they have turned to alternatives for one ...

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