Intrauterine diethylstilbestrol exposure and its consequences: pathologic characteristics of vaginal adenosis, clear cell adenocarcinoma, and related lesions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In 1971, the development of clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina in young females was first linked to a history of intrauterine exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES). This communication reviews data on cases accessioned in the Registry of Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Genital Tract in Young Females, findings in exposed female and male subjects without cancer, and discusses current concepts of the pathogenesis of the DES-related anomalies of the lower genital tract.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robboy, SJ; Scully, RE; Welch, WR; Herbst, AL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 5

PubMed ID

  • 576195

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9985


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States