What is tissue morcellation?

What is tissue morcellation?

Morcellation – Cutting tissue into small pieces. This is typically performed to remove a large tissue specimen through a small incision.

Is morcellation still used?

Due to this increased risk, the FDA continues to recommend use of laparoscopic power morcellation only in appropriate women undergoing myomectomy or hysterectomy. In addition, the FDA recommends that when morcellation is appropriate, only contained morcellation be performed.

What is manual morcellation?

Conclusion: Manual morcellation within an endoscopic bag allows for the extraction of large uteri without the use of a power morcellator. In our 5 years of experience, we have not experienced any incidence of gross spillage, visually noted bag rupture, or complications associated with our morcellation technique.

What does morcellation mean medically?

Committee on Gynecologic Practice ABSTRACT: Morcellation is a surgical technique used to reduce the size of the uterus or myomas by creating smaller pieces to allow the tissue to be removed through small incisions or with laparoscopic instruments.

Is hysteroscopic morcellation safe?

Conclusion: Our study demonstrates that hysteroscopy with morcellation is a safe diagnostic method for low- and high-grade endometrial pathologic conditions and does not lead to increased dissemination of malignant cells, lymphovascular space invasion, or upstaging of patients.

What is a power Morcellator?

Power morcellators are small bladed devices that mince fibroid tumors (or the uterus) into bits, allowing the surgeon to remove the tissue through tiny laparoscopic incisions in the abdomen.

Does Davinci hysterectomy use morcellation?

Power morcellators are medical devices used during da Vinci hysterectomies, as well as laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomies and myomectomies for removal of uterine fibroids.

What is hysteroscopic morcellation?

Hysteroscopic morcellation is an alternative procedure to hysteroscopic resection for the removal of endometrial polyps and fibroids. There are currently two systems in use, Myosure® and Truclear™.

What is laparoscopic myomectomy?

Laparoscopic myomectomy: A laparoscopic myomectomy is a minimally invasive myomectomy. During this procedure, the fibroid is visualized using a thin, lighted scope with a camera on the end (a laparoscope). Small instruments are inserted through the incisions into your pelvis to remove the fibroid.

What is uterus morcellation?

Uterine morcellation is a surgical technique that is performed to remove a uterus or leiomyomas through small incisions and facilitates minimally invasive surgical approaches. Morcellation may be performed during vaginal, laparoscopic, or abdominal surgery using a scalpel, scissors, or a power morcellator.