Microglandular hyperplasia in vaginal adenosis associated with oral contraceptives and prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Eight cases of microglandular hyperplasia arising in vaginal adenosis are presented. Five of the patients were known to have taken oral contraceptives and a sixth was pregnant at the time the lesion was discovered; a history of prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) was present in 5 cases. It is important to differentiate microglandular hyperplasia, which is benign, from clear cell adenocarcinoma, which also arises in a background of vaginal adenosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robboy, SJ; Welch, WR

Published Date

  • April 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 430 - 434

PubMed ID

  • 857207

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-7844


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States