morcellate

morcellate

(mor′sĕ-lāt″) [Fr. morceler, to divide into small pieces]
To divide tissue into fragments or pieces for surgical removal.
morcellation (mor″sĕ-lā′shŏn)
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It's not easier to do laparoscopic surgery, and it's certainly not easier to morcellate tissue.
Morcellation: Doctors Need Data, Not Rhetoric : Gyns morcellate fibroids because it benefits patients, not their wallet.
org web site which reads: "Place an immediate moratorium on intracorporeal uterine morcellation during minimally invasive hysterectomy, on all gynecological tissue morcellation devices and any devices, used to morcellate the uterus intracorporeally in the United States and Abroad.
If fat is harvested via a cutaneous incision, it is necessary to remove the fibrous tissue and blood vessels and to morcellate the fat.
I still believe that intuitively--and that's all we have is intuition here--that it more likely mitigates the risk of upstaging a tumor if you morcellate within a containment system, such as a bag.
It allows the surgeon to morcellate the tissue of the uterus and extract it through small abdominal incisions.
Prior to the focus on the risks of morcellation, a patient who was going to have a supracervical laparoscopic hysterectomy may not have been informed before her procedure about the possible need to morcellate.