Severe Atypical Endometrial Changes and Sequential Contraceptive Use

Raymond H. Kaufman, Keith O. Reeves, Cary M. Dougherty

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Abstract

Of eight young women, seven had a diagnosis of well-differentiated endometrial adenocarcinoma and one had atypical endometrial hyperplasia. The average age was 40.1 years, with 6.04 years of dimethisterone-ethinyl estradiol (Oracon) sequential contraceptive use. The patients were not typical of those in whom endometrial carcinoma develops. Although these cases do not prove that long-term administration of dimethisterone-ethinyl estradiol causes endometrial adenocarcinoma or atypia, they indicate that it may do so.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)923-926
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume236
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 1976

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  • Medicine(all)

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