Estrogen-induced guinea pig model for uterine leiomyomas: do the ovaries protect?

Abstract

A guinea pig model was used to study the hormonal control of uterine leiomyomas. Twenty female guinea pigs were divided into four groups--young, old, ovariectomized (OVX), and non-OVX animals--and were given two estradiol-17 beta (E2) silastic implants each for 3-10 mo; another four older OVX animals served as controls and received empty implants. After 3… (More)

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