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The Risks Of Laparoscopic Power Morcellation

http://media.soundmedicine.org/segments/051814_5.mp3

In April, the FDA released a statement discouraging surgeons from using laparoscopic power morcellation for hysterectomies and the removal of uterine fibroids. Jessica Shepherd, M.D., MBA, director of minimally invasive gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, discusses the FDA’s warning, the risk of spreading cancer, and surgical alternatives to laparoscopic power morcellation.