Intrauterine adhesions (Asherman syndrome) are rare and mainly seen after delivery or abortion in the presence of retained placental tissue. This descriptive study aimed to identify common risk factors for intrauterine adhesions. In a 10-year period 61 women were identified with intrauterine adhesions. The pathology was suspected from symptoms, ultrasonography or on hysterosalpingography, but a final diagnosis could only be given after hysteroscopy. There was no definite evidence regarding methods for prevention and treatment of the disorder. It seems, however, that a conservative approach to curettage, hysteroscopic removal of retained tissue, and the use of distending media are important, together with gentle tissue handling when such procedures are required.
Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 2014, Vol 93, Issue 4, p. 425-7