Ethicon Suspends Minimally Invasive Uterine Surgery Equipment

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Device company Ethicon has suspended sales of its Morcellation Devices, citing Food and Drug Administration concerns that the practice — laparoscopic power morcellation, which is used to remove uterine fibroids — spreads cancerous tissue during fibroid removal, according to a report from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

While Ethicon's devices for the procedure have included a warning about the spread of cancerous cells, it has decided to suspend the devices until such time as the FDA clearly defines the risks associated with morcellation, according to the report.

"At Ethicon, our first priority is to our customers and patients," a company spokesman told the Enquirer.

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