Morcellators used for hysterectomy can upstage cancer. Consequently, the FDA no longer considers morcellators – used to remove fibroids or other (hopefully) noncancerous growths during a hysterectomy or a myomectomy – to be safe and effective. Johnson & Johnson company Ethicon, Inc., halted sales in 2014 of its power morcellators after federal health regulators issued morcellator warnings.
Morcellators Recalled by Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled three of its power morcellators in 2014 – the Morcellex Sigma, the Gynecare Morcellex, and the Gynecare X-Tract – after study results showed a significant link between morcellators and cancer.
J & J informed customers world-wide last summer to return the devices known as laparoscopic power morcellators. The company had already halted sales of new morcellators in April 2014 after FDA advised doctors to stop using the tool. A morcellator slices up common uterine masses called fibroids, slicing uteruses into fragments for easier surgerical removal.
J&J first defended morcellator safety, though conceded it was awaiting more guidance from medical professionals.
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