The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2014
Patient Safety Alert:
ACOG Releases Special Report
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a special report, “Power Morcellation and Occult Malignancy in Gynecologic Surgery.’ The report presents the findings and recommendations of a task force of obstetrician-gynecologists representing key areas of expertise, including laparoscopic surgery, gynecologic oncology, and urogynecology.
Read the report at www.acog.org.
UPDATE: On July 31, 2014, Johnson & Johnson initiated a voluntary market withdrawal of all Ethicon morcellation devices that currently remain in the market. For more information, go to www.ethicon.com/healthcare-professionals.