The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will launch an investigation into a gynecological surgical tool that was used for hysterectomies and uterine fibroid removals for two decades before the Food and Drug Administration warned it could spread uterine cancer and worsen a woman’s odds of survival. The announcement came after a dozen lawmakers wrote the GAO asking the agency to investigate laparoscopic power morcellators. The surgical tools are fitted with a long blade that minces entire uteruses or uterine growths inside the uterine cavity and removes them through a small incision in the abdomen. Power morcellation has been favored by ... Read More
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