A morcellator is a medical device used during uterine surgeries, such as a hysterectomy or fibroid removal. It is a small device that has rotating blades that quickly cut, or morcellate, tissues into very small pieces. The reason morcellators are used is to make surgeries less invasive. Doctors could suck out the morcellated tissue through laprascopic ports, rather than through traditional hysterectomy surgery, keeping the surgery minimally invasive.
However, use of morcellator has been linked to very serious side effects that traditional hysterectomies or myomectomies do not have. When a morcellator is used during surgery, it could spread cancerous tissues throughout the body.
How Morcellators Spread Cancer
Many women have undetected cancerous uterine tissues, that a normal pre-surgery screening process does not find. When a morcellator is used, it can cut up the cancerous tissue and tiny fragments can be left behind inside the abdominal cavity. These cancerous tissues can adhere to other organs or tissues in the body and advance the cancer. Treatment options become more limited and chances of survival decrease.
Morcellator lawsuits are being filed throughout the country because morcellator manufacturers, such as Johnson & Johnson, knew of this serious risk, but chose to hide it from the medical community.
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