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J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1981 Feb;5(1):102-3.

Spontaneous resolution of oral-contraceptive-associated liver tumor.


Follow-up by computed tomography (CT) was quite useful in a woman with an oral-contraceptive-associated benign hepatic cell adenoma. Follow-up by CT without therapy (except to stop the oral contraceptives) was sufficient to show spontaneous regression of the lesion.


A case report of a woman diagnosed with an oral contraceptive-associated liver tumor who experienced spontaneous remission upon cessation of therapy is presented. The use of computed tomography for follow-up showed the regression, which was confirmed by histological examination. Use of computed tomography to visualize the lesion is an aid in diagnosing hepatic cell adenoma, but biopsy must be performed for confirmation. The patient had taken Enovid for 10 years without a break in therapy when the tumor was diagnosed.

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