Uterine Surgery, Morcellator, FDA & Cancer: A recent article in published in the American Journal of Orthopedics examined the FDA’s review of risk for women that underwent laparoscopic power morcellation hysterectomy and myomectomy and were later affected by unexpected uterine cancer (e.g., leiomyosarcoma (LMS) or Uterine leiomyosarcoma).
The Uterine Surgery, Morcellator, FDA & Cancer article looked at laparoscopic uterine surgeries (e.g., uterine fibroids) and appears to conclude that the risk of women developing cancer (e.g., leiomyosarcoma) after the laparoscopic uterine surgery using a power morcellator was no more significant than using open myomectomy.
To read more of the article, follow this link – 2015.
UTERINE SURGERY — POWER MORCELLATORS — UTERINE CANCER — LEIOMYOSARCOMA
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 (LMS), Uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS), endometrial cancer, sarcoma…).
- metastatic leiomyosarcoma
- uterine sarcoma
- endometrial stromal sarcoma
- the abnormal growth of tissue
- direct harm to healthy tissue
For more on power morcellators and cancer (uterine surgery (hysterectomy & myomectomy) uterine cancer, LMS), please follow this link: Power Morcellators.
At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases. If you have undergone surgery and developed cancer, and believe that the power morcellator was used during the surgical procedure, let our power morcellator lawyers investigate your claim to determine if you can file a power morcellator lawsuit. To talk to a power morcellator lawyer about a power morcellator lawsuit, please contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.
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