No guarantee power morcellation won't spread cancerous tissue, FDA panel says

07/14/2014 | HealthDay News

An FDA advisory panel reported Friday that there is no guarantee that laparoscopic power morcellation, a surgical approach to remove uterine fibroids or perform a hysterectomy, will not boost the chances of spreading cancerous tissue. The advisers recommended that patients sign forms acknowledging they have been told about the risks before receiving the procedure.

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