Ancel Blaustein, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Lewis Shenker, M.D.
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A blind retrospective study of surgical specimens from extragenital sites was made in order to determine if any vascular lesions could be associated with the use of oral contraceptive agents. Two hundred and ninety specimens were examined. The age group was 18 to 39 years. Tissues studied were breast, thyroid gland, gall bladder, peripheral blood vessels, nasal and vocal cord polyps, lymph nodes, and appendix. One hundred and fortysix surgical specimens were from patients who had never used oral contraceptives, and 141 were from patients who either were taking oral contraceptives at the time of surgery or had taken them
Blaustein A, Shenker L. Vascular Lesions Associated with Use of Oral Contraceptives.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:817. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-817_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):817.
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