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The effect of an intrauterine contraceptive device on the histologic pattern of the endometrium

  • J.Robert Willson
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    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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  • William J. Ledger
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    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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  • George J. Andros
    Affiliations
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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      Abstract

      The histologic pattern of the endometrium of women wearing Margulies polyethylene spirals differs from the normal. The most consistent changes are increased superficial vascularity with the development of large thin-walled vascular channels and the presence of edema in the superficial layers. No cellular changes suggestive of neoplasia were observed.
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