Medtronic has issued several recalls for the Visualase MRI-Guided Laser Ablation System because it can overheat and damage nearby tissues, or the tip cap can leak saline into a patient’s body.
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What is the Medtronic Visualase?
The Medtronic Visualase™ is an MRI-guided, minimally-invasive laser that destroys unwanted soft tissue. Real-time MRI thermographic imaging shows doctors the tissues that are being heated to control the surgery. Visualase is used in brain surgery, epilepsy or seizure treatment, cancer treatments, eye surgery, neurosurgery, and more.
Medtronic Visualase Recalled Due to Risk of Overheating and Damaging Nearby Tissue
In September 2018, Medtronic issued a Class II recall for the Visualase Thermal Therapy System because inaccuracies in the MRI-guided laser ablation procedures may result in unaccounted spread of thermal energy to the surrounding tissue. If this problem occurs during brain surgery, it could cause permanent brain damage.
What is the Risk During Brain Surgery?
If the Visualase laser overheats and accidentally damages healthy brain tissue instead of a tumor, it can cause permanent brain damage, intracranial bleeding, brain swelling, disability, or death.
Visualase Recalled for Risk of Burnout or Low Energy Output
In July 2018, Medtronic issued a Class II recall for the Visualase Cooled Laser Applicator System (VCLAS) due to a potential risk of low laser energy output from the fiber, or fiber burnout at a lower wattage.
Visualase Tip Recalled for Saline Leakage Risk
In June 2017, Medtonic issued a Class II recall for the Visualase laser tip cap (VCLAS 15MM TIP), also referred to as Tuohy Borst Adapter (TBA), because it mat not seal properly and could allow saline to leak out of the tip.
Visualase Brain Injury Risks
- Permanent brain damage
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- Brain swelling
- Unintentional injury to healthy brain tissue
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