Uterine Surgery, Power Morcellator and Uterine Cancer: A recent article published on PubMed examined the risk for women that underwent power morcellation and were later affected by unexpected uterine cancer (e.g., leiomyosarcoma).
The article appears to conclude that there may be some increased risk when using a power morcellator during uterine surgery and developing uterine type cancers.
But the researchers feel that more in depth study of the use of power uterine morcellation is needed to really determine the risk benefit analysis of such techniques.
To read more of the article, follow this link – November 20, 2014.
UTERINE SURGERY — POWER MORCELLATORS — UTERINE CANCER
During the laparoscopic surgery (laparoscopic uterine surgery e.g., hysterectomy, myomectomy, fibroids), a power morcellator may have been used to remove the symptom causing fibroids in the uterine area and other non-cancerous growths or tumors.
But, if a power morcellator has been used during a laparoscopic surgery (laparoscopic uterine surgery) and there are cancerous cells already present, the power morcellator may exacerbate or help spread the cancerous cells, growth or tissue.
This unfettered spreading of the cancerous cells may lead to the development of cancer, particularly uterine cancer (leiomyosarcoma,Uterine leiomyosarcoma, endometrial cancer, sarcoma…).
For more on power morcellators and cancer (uterine surgery (hysterectomy & myomectomy) uterine cancer), please follow this link: Power Morcellators.
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