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Is Morcellation for Hysterectomies Safe?

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The use of morcellators for minimally invasive hysterectomy has been under heavy scrutiny since April 2014, when the FDA issued a warning that the instrument – which grinds uterine tissue into tiny pieces so that it can be easily removed through a small incision on the lower body – could spread uterine sarcoma, a strain of cancer, if it is present within a woman’s body.