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More Questions Raised Over Gynecology Tool Risk

New research raises additional concerns about a surgical tool that the Food and Drug Administration has warned against using because of its potential to spread undiagnosed cancer in common gynecological procedures.

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New research raises additional concerns about a surgical tool that the Food and Drug Administration has warned against using because of its potential to spread undiagnosed cancer in common gynecological procedures. The tool, called the laparoscopic power morcellator, creates small incisions to remove fibroid growths. After an FDA warning last fall, most hospitals have banned or curbed use of the tool, and its former manufacturer has left the market. (Wall Street Journal)

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