Chapter 10

Iatrogenic Pathology of the Female Genital System and Breast

Ioan Jung, Simona Gurzu and Sabin Turdean


The female genital system and breast can be injured by drugs or during diagnostic and/or therapeutic interventions. Drug-induced lesions of the female genitalia primarily involve contact dermatitis and fixed drug eruptions. Galactorrhea can be caused by several drugs, including neuroleptics and antihypertensive agents. In females with breast cancer, tamoxifen can induce endometrial hyperplasia and transformation into carcinoma. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures rarely lead to severe complications, but such complications are specific and require knowledge for clinicians. The final section of this chapter is reserved for specific lesions related to pregnancy and the effects of the intrauterine environment on newborns.

Total Pages: 159-166 (8)

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