Ultrasonic surgical aspirators should not be used to remove uterine fibroids because there is a risk that the devices could cause the unintended spread of uterine cancer, worsening the patient’s odds for survival, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. The agency issued a nonbinding guidance recommending that companies that make a devices label them with a contraindication for uterine fibroid removal due to this risk. Ultrasonic aspirators are devices fitted with an oscillating tip that break up and emulsify both hard and soft tissues into fragments with ultrasound energy and then remove them from the body through a small ... Read More
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