Cystic ovarian necrosis complicating tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer in a premenopausal woman. A case report

C. J. Jolles, D. Smotkin, K. L. Ford, K. P. Jones

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A premenopausal woman with recurrent stage II ductal breast carcinoma was treated with tamoxifen. After ten months of therapy her ovaries became acutely cystic and necrotic, but vascular torsion was not present. This case illustrates the special complications of tamoxifen therapy in premenopausal women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-300
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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