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Benefits and risks
When NICE looked at the evidence, it decided that there wasn't enough evidence to be sure how well the procedure works or how safe it is. The 7 studies that NICE looked at involved a total of 208 patients.
Generally, the studies showed that hysteroscopic morcellation took less time to do than the traditional method.
The studies showed that the risks of the procedure included:
Complications during the procedure, that led to patients needing further treatment. In some patients, the womb had to be removed (hysterectomy). Two patients needed to be admitted to intensive care for treatment because their bowel was damaged during the procedure.
Complications after the procedure, such as bleeding or infection.
If you want to know more about the studies, see the guidance. Ask your health professional to explain anything you don't understand.