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A power morcellator is a medical device used for certain procedures. However, the device may spread cancer cells.

Congressman Pushes for Investigation into Morcellator-Related Deaths

Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick has called for an investigation into the safety regulations of power morcellators, surgical tools used in the treatment of uterine fibroids and hysterectomies that have been linked to spreading upstaged uterine cancer. The Congressman’s plea follows a letter he sent in December 2015 to the FDA asking for...

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New Study Reveals Dangers of Robot-Assisted Power Morcellation

While power morcellators have succumbed to a backlash among the medical community and patients who suffered from their dangerous consequences, such as spreading unknown cancer, robot-assisted surgeries have been shown to pose additional risks. A new retrospective study conducted by researchers from three prominent university medical centers analyzed adverse event data from the...

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Morcellator Use Still Covered by Health Care Services Corp.

Power morcellators, surgical devices used in hysterectomies to grind up and remove uterine fibroids, have been linked spreading unknown cancer in women. The tools have been banned from hospitals, declined for coverage by major healthcare providers such as Aetna, and advocated against by cancer survivors, but some health insurers—specifically...
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FBI Probes Morcellator Cancer Risk: What Did Johnson & Johnson Know?

Nearly a year after Johnson & Johnson recalled its power morcellator in July 2014 for spreading hidden cancers in women, the FBI is investigating what the company knew about the associated risks prior to recalling the device. The tool has been used in thousands of hysterectomies and benign uterine fibroid removal surgeries as...

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