Power Morcellation used in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgeries
Recent attention has been given to the surgical technique of power morcellation after the FDA released a communication about this technique. This communication from the FDA informed the public about a small risk of spreading undiagnosed uterine cancer throughout the abdomen during power morcellation. Multiple medical organizations have reinforced that the concern of spreading undiagnosed uterine cancer is for power morcellation involved in the treatment of fibroids of the uterus. Power morcellation used during hysterectomies for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse is considered safe.
We have been following this issue closely at Austin Urogynecology. It is our goal to educate ourselves so that we can offer you the best care and so that we can empower you to make informed decisions for your health. Austin Urogynecology will continue to use power morcellation during sacrocolpopexy for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.
Please visit the American Urogynecologic Society site for their most recent Position Statement on power morcellation used for hysterectomy in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.
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