Surgical Treatment of Uterine Fibroids Within a Containment System and Without Power Morcellation

Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;59(1):85-92. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000168.


Increased awareness regarding risks associated with intracorporeal electromechanical, or power, morcellation has urged surgeons to develop alternative methods for tissue extraction that may mitigate some of 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, we will review techniques for performing contained tissue fragmentation without the use of a power morcellator.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Catheter Ablation / methods*
  • Containment of Biohazards
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy / methods*
  • Laparoscopy / methods
  • Laparotomy
  • Leiomyoma / surgery*
  • Morcellation / methods*
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Uterine Artery Embolization / methods*
  • Uterine Myomectomy / methods*
  • Uterine Neoplasms / surgery*