Uterine Morcellation – when a Hysterectomy can spread Cancer to a Death Sentence

The procedure spread Amy Reed cancer

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Uterine morcellation carries a risk of disseminating unexpected malignancy with apparent associated increase in mortality much higher than appreciated currently.

Uterine morcellation carries a risk of disseminating unexpected malignancy with apparent associated increase in mortality much higher than appreciated currently.

  • Morcellation is done in at least 11% of the nearly 500,000 U.S. hysterectomies a year.
  • The process pulverizes the uterus for easier removal, and quicker recovery.
  • But in cases where undiagnosed cancer may be present, the process spreads it.

Read When a hysterectomy can be a death sentence, USA Today, /5347093/, February 18, 2014

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