Photo: Five Things to Know About Morcellation – Wall Street Journal, 4/11/14
You may be hearing in today’s news about the efforts to reduce the use of morcellation during uterine surgery. Links to major sources of information appear below.
We will be discussing this topic in more detail in an upcoming post. In the meantime, please submit your experiences, questions, and thoughts to share with other women by leaving a comment after this post or by using the CONTACT FORM for private messages. The NY Times link was sent to me by a Patient Path reader—thank you.
And remember: Before contemplating uterine or any other surgery, learn about the proposed procedure and discuss the details with the doctor first.
NEW YORK TIMES:
Live Link: FDA Discourages Procedure in Uterine Surgery – 4/18/14
PDF: F.D.A. Discourages Procedure in Uterine Surgery – NYTimes_2014-04-18
WALL STREET JOURNAL:
Live Link: FDA Advises Against Morcellator Use in Hysterectomies – Citing Cancer Risks, Overseer Discourages Use of Morcellators to Remove Uterine Growths – 4/18/14
PDF: FDA Advises Against Morcellator Use in Hysterectomies – WSJ_2014-04-18
Earlier WSJ Articles:
- Doctor’s War on a Common Surgery – 2/26/14
- Philadelphia Hospital Restricts ‘Morcellation’ Procedure – 2/20/14
- Doctors Eye Cancer Risk in Uterine Procedure – 12/18/2013
- Five Things to Know About Morcellation – 4/11/14
- How Morcellators Simplified the Hysterectomy but Posed a Hidden Cancer Risk – 4/11/14
2 thoughts on “In the News: Morcellation in Uterine Surgery”
Very troubling. I have cut out two articles about this which I will give you on Sunday. Love you, Mom
Thanks, Mom. It is quite disturbing. At least they don’t do this with known cancer (I hope)! Love…