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Fertil Steril. 2008 Mar;89(3):715-22. Epub 2007 Aug 6.

Factors affecting reproductive outcome of hysteroscopic adhesiolysis for Asherman's syndrome.

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  • 1Hysteroscopic Center, Fuxing Hospital Affiliate of Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China. yudanny2006@yahoo.com.cn

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the outcome of hysteroscopic adhesiolysis in women with Asherman's syndrome.

DESIGN:

Retrospective clinical study.

SETTING:

Hysteroscopic center of Fuxing Hospital in Beijing, China.

PATIENT(S):

Patients with Asherman's syndrome who presented with a history of infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss were included in the study.

INTERVENTION(S):

The adhesions were divided hysteroscopically by electrode needle or loop under direct vision. A second look hysteroscopy was performed after 3 months.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

The menstrual pattern, the time interval to conceive, and the reproductive outcome were recorded.

RESULT(S):

A total of 109 operative procedures were performed in 85 cases. Uterine perforation occurred on one occasion (0.9%). After hysteroscopic adhesiolysis, the chances of conception in women who remained amenorrheic (2 out of 11; 18.2%) were significantly lower than those who continued to have menses (37 out of 74; 50%). At second look hysteroscopy, the conception rate in women who had reformation of intrauterine adhesions (2 out of 17; 11.8%) was significantly lower than that of women who had a normal cavity (26 out of 44; 59.1%).

CONCLUSION(S):

The outcome of hysteroscopic adhesiolysis for Asherman's syndrome is significantly affected by recurrence of intrauterine adhesions. Further research in Asherman's syndrome should be directed toward reduction of adhesion reformation with a view to improving outcome.

PMID:
17681324
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