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Liver Hamartomas in Patients on Oral Contraceptives

Br Med J 1974; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5922.7 (Published 06 July 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;3:7
  1. J. P. O'Sullivan,
  2. R. P. Wilding

    Abstract

    Three cases are reported of tumour-like lesions of the liver in women who had been on oral contraceptives for long periods. These malformations have a prominent vascular component and may present with haemoperitoneum and shock. The possibility of an association between liver hamartomas and oral contraceptive therapy has to be considered.