Asherman's syndrome (AS), presents a condition characterized by adhesions and/or fibrosis within the uterine cavity due to polyps. A number of other terms have been used to describe the condition and related conditions including: injurious intrauterine adhesions, uterine/cervical atresia, traumatic uterine atrophy, sclerotic endometrium, and endometrial sclerosis.
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... Intrauterine adhesions (IUA) present in Asherman's syndrome can cause ectopic cervical pregnancy or, if adhesions partially block access to the tubes via the ostia, ectopic tubal pregnancy ... Asherman's syndrome usually occurs from intrauterine surgery, most commonly after D C ... tuberculosis, another cause of Asherman's syndrome, can also lead to ectopic pregnancy as infection may lead to tubal adhesions in addition to intrauterine adhesions ...
... Another risk is intrauterine adhesions, or Asherman's syndrome ... The risk of Asherman's syndrome was found to be 30.9% in women who had D C following a missed miscarriage, and 25% in those who had a D C 1–4 weeks postpartum ... Untreated Asherman's syndrome, especially if severe, also increases the risk of complications in future pregnancies, such as ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and abnormal placentation (e.g.placenta previa and ...
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