Surgical treatment of uterine fibroids within a containment system and without power morcellation

Kimberly A. Kho, Douglas N. Brown

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Abstract

Increased awareness regarding risks associated with intracorporeal electromechanical, or power, morcellation has urged surgeons to develop alternative methodsfor tissue extraction thatmaymitigatesomeof these risks during surgery. The use of containment systems during laparoscopic procedures has allowed surgeons to continue to offer and perform myomectomies that still benefit from being minimally invasive but which may minimize the risk of inadvertent tissue dispersion.Here,wewillreviewtechniquesforperforming contained tissue fragmentation without the use of a power morcellator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-92
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Contained morcellation
  • Containment bags
  • Fibroids
  • Leiomyoma
  • Myomectomy
  • Power morcellation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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