Europe Market Report for Laparoscopic Morcellators 2017 - MedCore
General Report Contents
Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
The process of morcellation can be described as either coring or peeling, with spherical masses converted to string-like specimens that are collected inside the hollow center of the morcellator and removed easily; it is also often described as an “apple peeling” effect. The majority of laparoscopic morcellators are electromechanical devices which use energy from a motor drive unit (MDU). Alternatively, electrosurgical generators can be used to supply bipolar energy for morcellation. Bipolar laparoscopic morcellators are bladeless and single use only.
Laparoscopic morcellators are necessary during laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) and laparoscopic myomectomy (LM). Total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) are less frequently performed due to disadvantages such as increased blood loss, slower recovery and post-surgery complications. LSH involves the removal of the uterus, while TLH involves the removal of both the uterus and the cervix. Physicians recommend LSH or TLH based on the patient’s degree of disease progression.
Laparoscopic morcellators are targeted towards three categories of minimally invasive surgery (MIS): general surgery, urology surgery and most commonly in gynecological surgery. Traditionally, laparoscopic resector devices are employed to excise malignant tissue masses from site of operation; however, with the reduction in the size of laparoscopic instruments used in MIS, removal of large-mass malignant tissues by way of small incisions can be cumbersome. Laparoscopic morcellators are tubular in shape, 12mm to 20mm in diameter, and equipped with a hand piece and a blade. During a laparoscopy procedure, the morcellator is inserted through an incision in the abdominal area to access the detached tissue mass. Graspers are usually inserted into the hollow center of the morcellator to grasp the tissue firmly and feed it into the blade of the morcellator. This offers surgeons precision and control over the rate and degree of morcellation.