Corpus ID: 21257841

Liver tumors and oral contraceptives: pathology and pathogenesis.

  title={Liver tumors and oral contraceptives: pathology and pathogenesis.},
  author={T D Gindhart},
  journal={Annals of clinical and laboratory science},
  volume={8 6},
  • T D Gindhart
  • Published in
    Annals of clinical and…
  • Medicine
  • Since 1973, over 200 cases of liver masses associated with oral contraceptive usage have been reported. Nearly 100 have been liver cell adenomas and 11 have been hepatocellular carcinomas. Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) appears only coincidentally associated, but with a particular hemorrhagic tendency. Bile duct proliferation distinguishes FNH from liver cell adenoma. Two typical cases are presented. Right upper quadrant pain with intra-abdominal hemorrhage is the single most common clinical… CONTINUE READING

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