Laparoscopic hysterectomy with morcellation vs abdominal hysterectomy for presumed fibroids: an updated decision analysis following the 2014 Food and Drug Administration safety communications

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Abstract

Previous decision analyses demonstrate the safety of minimally invasive hysterectomy for presumed benign fibroids, accounting for the risk of occult leiomyosarcoma and the differential mortality risk associated with laparotomy. Studies published since the 2014 Food and Drug Administration safety communications offer updated leiomyosarcoma incidence estimates. Incorporating these studies suggests that mortality rates are low following hysterectomy for presumed benign fibroids overall, and a minimally invasive approach remains a safe option. Risk associated with morcellation, however, increases in women age >50 years due to increased leiomyosarcoma rates, an important finding for patient-centered discussions of treatment options for fibroids.

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