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Asherman's syndrome

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A syndrome of intrauterine adhesions and synechiae resulting from trauma, commonly currettage. This can cause amenorrhea, hypomenorrhea, habitual abortion, and secondary sterility.

Earlier descriptions of single cases by the Austrian gynecologist Ernst Wertheim (1864-1920), Otto Ernst K├╝stner (1849-1931), Heinrich Fritsch in 1894, Gustav von Veit (1824-1903), Josef Halban (1870-1937), Bass 1927, Stamer, and others.


  • J. G. Asherman:
    Amenorrhoea traumatica (atretica). Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the British Empire, 1948, 23-30. Traumatic intrauterine adhesions.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the British Empire, 1950, 57: 892-896.

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