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October 1977

Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion Associated With Oral Contraceptive Use

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(10):1231-1232. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370100085017

• We report a case of mesenteric venous occlusion in a young woman receiving oral contraceptive medication. Review of the literature revealed this to be a rarely reported association. Discussion of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this entity is presented. A brief review of the literature is included.

(Arch Surg 112:1231-1232, 1977)