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What is a laparoscopic power morcellators used for?
Laparoscopic power morcellators are Class II medical devices used during laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries to cut tissue into smaller pieces so the tissue can be removed through a small incision site (typically 2 cm long or less).
Is MyoSure a power morcellator?
MyoSure (Hologic) and TRUCLEAR (Smith & Nephew), on the other hand, are hysteroscopic morcellators; they both use mechanical energy rather than high-frequency electrical energy to simultaneously cut and aspirate tissue.
How do you use a morcellator?
Morcellation involves cutting uterine or fibroid tissue into smaller pieces to allow removal laparoscopically, vaginally or through smaller cuts on your abdomen. This is often done using a device called a morcellator which electrically or mechanically cuts the tissue into smaller pieces.
What is morcellation surgery?
Morcellation is when tissue such as your uterus or fibroids are cut into smaller pieces to allow them to be removed more easily. This can be done using an instrument called a morcellator. The use of morcellation may mean you can have your operation done laparoscopically (using small cuts on your abdomen) or vaginally.
How long is laparoscopic hysterectomy recovery?
You may take about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover. It’s important to avoid lifting while you are recovering so that you can heal. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover.
What is contained morcellation?
Contained uterine hand morcellation is a feasible procedure with low peri-operative complication rates that allows for minimally invasive surgical procedures for women with large uterine neoplasms. Further evaluation is needed to assess survival outcomes for uterine malignancies.
How long is recovery after MyoSure?
Recovery is fast, with most women able to go home between 20 minutes and 2 hours after procedure. There is a rapid return to normal activities within 1 – 2 days of the procedure. No hormones are involved. Fewer hospital visits are needed compared to a general anaesthetic procedure.
What is a power morcellator used for?
Laparoscopic power morcellators are Class II medical devices used during laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries to cut tissue into smaller pieces so the tissue can be removed through a small incision site (typically 2 cm long or less). These devices are commonly used in gallbladder, kidney, liver, and spleen removal surgery.
Why is laparoscopic power morcellation not recommended?
Laparoscopic power morcellation “poses a risk of spreading undetected cancerous tissue, notably uterine sarcomas, beyond the uterus,” the notice states. Because of this, “the FDA discourages the use of laparoscopic power morcellation during hysterectomy or myomectomy for uterine fibroids.”
What are the risks of a power morcellator?
The power morcellator may shred cancerous tissue and spread it in the abdominal cavity, worsening the cancer. This means a tumor may go from stage 1 to 4 after morcellation, which makes the cancer difficult to treat and decreases the chances of long-term survival. In 2017, the FDA reaffirmed its 2014 guidance for laparoscopic power morcellators.
Are tissue containment systems compatible with laparoscopic power morcellators?
The FDA recommends that health care providers use tissue containment systems when using laparoscopic power morcellators, and that they ensure the laparoscopic power morcellator and tissue containment system are compatible.