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Basilar artery occlusion in an adolescent girl: a risk of oral contraceptives?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3598134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 18-year-old adolescent girl died of an extensive pontine infarction. At postmortem examination she was found to have a thrombosis of the basilar and intracranial vertebral arteries with associated focal hyperplasia of the intima. Her ovaries were grossly small and inactive, with absent corpora lutea. Based on these findings, we suspect she was taking oral contraceptives. In cases of unexplained fatal strokes in young females, careful pathologic examination of the ovaries may provide etiological clues.
J Biller; C Haberland; G J Toffol; D O'Reilly; R L Tentler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0883-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-20     Completed Date:  1987-08-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  347-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Basilar Artery*
Cerebral Infarction / chemically induced*
Contraceptives, Oral / adverse effects*
Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / chemically induced*
Pons / blood supply
Vertebral Artery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Oral

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