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Volume 42, Issue 2
Publication date: August 1, 2016
Expiration date: August 1, 2019

Morcellation: Pros, Cons, and Practical Pointers
Eva Chalas, MD (Moderator)
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology; Director of Clinical Cancer Services, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York

Molly A. Brewer, DVM, MD, MS
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut

Elizabeth A. Pritts, MD
Co-founder, Wisconsin Fertility Institute, Middleton, Wisconsin

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Describe the evolution of morcellation procedures and their associated risks.
2. Describe potential benefits of utilizing morcellation to perform myomectomies and hysterectomies via minimally invasive techniques.
3. Estimate the risk of occult malignancy and the impact of morcellation.
4. Discuss the impact of the FDA statement advising against power morcellation.
5. List currently available operative techniques and effectively counsel women regarding treatment options.


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