Publications: Reproductive Outcomes, Obstetric Complications

Reproductive/fertility outcomes after AS treatment

Dawood A, Al-Talib A, Tulandi T. Predisposing factors and treatment outcome of different stages of intrauterine adhesions. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2010;32(8):767-70. Abstract

Roy KK.  Baruah J.  Sharma JB.  Kumar S.  Kachawa G.  Singh N.  Reproductive outcome following hysteroscopic adhesiolysis in patients with infertility due to Asherman's syndrome.  Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2010; 281(2):355-61.

Chang CYY, Chang YT, Chien SC, Yu SS ,Hung YC, Wu-Chou Lin WC, Factors associated with operative hysteroscopy outcome in patients with uterine adhesions or submucosal myomas. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2010 ;109(2):125-7. Abstract

Socolov R, Anton E, Butureanu S, Socolov D. The endoscopic management of uterine synechiae. A clinical study of 78 cases. Chirurgia (Bucur). 2010 Jul-Aug;105(4):515-8. Abstract

Pabuccu R, Onalan G, Kaya C, Selam B, Ceyhan T, Ornek T, Kuzudisli E. Efficiency and pregnancy outcome of serial intrauterine device-guided hysteroscopic adhesiolysis of intrauterine synechiae. Fertil Steril. 2008 Nov;90(5):1973-7 Abstract

Yu, D, Li, TC, Xia, E, Huang, X, Liu, Y, and Peng, X. Factors affecting reproductive outcome of hysteroscopic adhesiolysis for Asherman's syndrome. Fertil Steril 2008;89(3):715-22. Abstract

Yu, D, Wong, YM, Cheong, Y, Xia, E, and Li, TC. Asherman syndrome--one century later. Fertil Steril 2008;89(4):759-79. Table 6 has a good summary of studies on reproductive outcomes.

Fernandez, H, Al-Najjar, F, Chauveaud-Lambling, A, Frydman, R, and Gervaise, A. Fertility after treatment of Asherman's syndrome stage 3 and 4. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2006;13(5):398-402.

Efetie ER. Reproductive outcome following treatment of intrauterine adhesions in Abuja, Nigeria. Niger J Clin Pract. 2006 Dec;9(2):164-8. Abstract

Zikopoulos, KA, Kolibianakis, EM, Platteau, P, de Munck, L, Tournaye, H, Devroey, P et al. Live delivery rates in subfertile women with Asherman's syndrome after hysteroscopic adhesiolysis using the resectoscope or the Versapoint system. Reprod Biomed Online 2004;8(6):720-5.

Preutthipan, S and Linasmita, V. Reproductive outcome following hysteroscopic lysis of intrauterine adhesions: a result of 65 cases at Ramathibodi Hospital. J Med Assoc Thai 2000;83(1):42-6.

Feng, Z, Yang, B, Shao, J, and Liu, S. Diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy for traumatic intrauterine adhesions after induced abortions: clinical analysis of 365 cases. Gynaecol Endosc 1999;8(2):95-98.

Roge, P, Cravello, L, D'Ercole, C, Brousse, M, Boubli, L, and Blanc, B. Intrauterine adhesions and fertility: results of hysteroscopic treatment. Gynaecol Endosc 1997;6:225-8.

Roge, P, D'Ercole, C, Cravello, L, Boubli, L, and Blanc, B. Hysteroscopic management of uterine synechiae: a series of 102 observations. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 1996;65(2):189-93.

Pistofidis, GA, Dimitropoulos, K, and Mastrominas, M. Comparison of operative and fertility outcome between groups of women with intrauterine adhesions after adhesiolysis. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 1996;3(4, Supplement):S40.

Goldenberg, M, Sivan, E, Sharabi, Z, Mashiach, S, Lipitz, S, and Seidman, DS.Reproductive outcome following hysteroscopic management of intrauterine septum and adhesions. Hum Reprod 1995;10(10):2663-5.

Valle, RF and Sciarra, JJ. Intrauterine adhesions: hysteroscopic diagnosis, classification, treatment, and reproductive outcome. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1988;158(6 Pt 1):1459-70.

Obstetric and fertility complications after Asherman’s syndrome
(Also see papers on treatment outcomes and general reviews)
Lo ST, Ramsay P, Pierson R, Manconi F, Munro MG, Fraser IS. Endometrial thickness measured by ultrasound scan in women with uterine outlet obstruction due to intrauterine or upper cervical adhesions.Hum Reprod. 2008 ;23(2):306-9. Link (Also see Montevecchi and Vecchione, below)
Khopkar U, Williams RM, Selinger M. Morbid adhesion of the placenta after hysteroscopic lysis of intrauterine adhesions. Fertility and sterility 2006; 86(5): 1513e1-e3.
Shiau CS, Hsieh CC, Chiang CH, Hsieh TT, Chang MY, Chang Gung. Intrapartum spontaneous uterine rupture following uncomplicated resectoscopic treatment of Asherman's syndrome. Med J. 2005 Feb;28(2):123-7. Abstract with link to free article
Yasmin, H and Adeghe, JH. Severe early-onset intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) in a woman with Asherman's syndrome. J Obstet Gynaecol 2004;24(3):312-4.

Capella-Allouc, S, Morsad, F, Rongieres-Bertrand, C, Taylor, S, and Fernandez, H. Hysteroscopic treatment of severe Asherman's syndrome and subsequent fertility. Hum Reprod 1999;14(5):1230-3.

Gürgan T, Yarali H, Urman B, Dagli V, Dogan L. Uterine rupture following hysteroscopic lysis of synechiae due to tuberculosis and uterine perforation. Hum Reprod. 1996;11(2):291-3. Abstract

Hulka, JF. Uterine rupture after treatment of Asherman's syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1990;162(5):1352-3.

Deaton, JL, Maier, D, and Andreoli, J, Jr. Spontaneous uterine rupture during pregnancy after treatment of Asherman's syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1989;160(5 Pt 1):1053-4.

Friedman, A, DeFazio, J, and DeCherney, A. Severe obstetric complications after aggressive treatment of Asherman syndrome. Obstet Gynecol 1986;67(6):864-7.

Dicker, D, Feldberg, D, Samuel, N, and Goldman, JA. Etiology of cervical pregnancy. Association with abortion, pelvic pathology, IUDs and Asherman's syndrome. J Reprod Med 1985;30(1):25-7.

Jewelewicz, R, Khalaf, S, Neuwirth, RS, and Vande Wiele, RL. Obstetric complications after treatment of intrauterine synechiae (Asherman's syndrome).Obstet Gynecol 1976;47(6):701-5.

Dmowski, WP and Greenblatt, RB. Asherman's syndrome and risk of placenta accreta. Obstet Gynecol 1969;34(2):288-99.

Forssman, L. Posttraumatic intrauterine synechiae and pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 1965;26(5):710-3.

Montevecchi L, Vecchione A Cervical isthmic adhesions and the endometrium:hysteroscopic study. (Suggestion for an endometrial inhibiting factor). Acta Europaea Fertilitatis 1998 19(1):13-16.

Pregnancy complications in the presence of intrauterine adhesions
Bäumler M, Faure JM, Couture A, Flunker S, Boulot P. Prenatal 3D ultrasound and MRI assessment of horizontal uterine synechia. Prenat Diagn. 2008 Sep;28(9):874-5.
Klatsky PC, Tran ND, Strachowski L. A pregnancy complicated by endometrial scarring. Fertil Steril. 2009 Jun;91(6):2707-8. Epub 2008 Nov 20 Abstract
Mukul, LV and Linn, JG. Pregnancy complicated by uterine synechiae after endometrial ablation. Obstet Gynecol 2005;105(5 Pt 2):1179-82.

Cook JR, Seman E. Pregnancy following endometrial ablation: case history and literature review. Obstet Gynecol Surv 2003;58:551– 6. Abstract
Deering SH, Heller J, Winkel C, Landy HJ. Intrauterine head entrapment of a second twin by a uterine synechia. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Oct;102(4):693-5. Abstract
Ball RH, Buchmeier SE, Longnecker M. Clinical significance of sonographically detected uterine synechiae in pregnant patients. J Ultrasound Med. 1997 Jul;16(7):465-9. Abstract