Debate Grows Over Possible Dangers From a Type of Hysterectomy


A hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women in the United States (see http://1.usa.gov/1dPbIkj). Unfortunately, I do not have a similar number for other countries. But, I assume large numbers of hysterectomies are being done in many nations. I believe the article, "Debate Grows Over Possible Dangers From a Type of Hysterectomy" which appears in today's Wall Street Journal is well worth reading (see http://on.wsj.com/1hOGsX0). It discusses issues that can arise when employing uterine morcellation and the potential for the spreading of leiomyosarcoma. We published an important article, "Are Routine, Minimally Invasive Surgeries for Fibroids Safe?" by Sarah Salem-Robinson, PA-C on this very topic in the January 2014 issue of ESUN. Her article and Dr. Judson's and Dr. Sugarbaker's comments regarding it can be accessed at http://bit.ly/KogJJv (where is can be also be downloaded by clicking the printer icon on this page). I encourage you to read this article carefully. Please forward this message to everyone you think should become aware of this situation. -