Disease Information for Frischer-Asherman syndrome

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Amenorrhea
Amenorrhea, secondary
Oligomenorrhea/Hypomenorrhea
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Woman
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child-bearing age women
Population/Female
Population/Woman patient
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Hysteroscopy abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Asherman's syndrome
Infertility/sterility, female
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Ovary/uterus/female genital (category)
Process
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
PROCESS/INCIDENCE/Esoteric disease (example)
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
PROCESS/Traumatic intrauterine adhesions/scars
Synonyms
Synonym
Frischer Asherman syndrome, Synonym/Adhesive endometriosis/intrauterine scars, Synonym/Amenorrhea traumatica, Synonym/Fritsch syndrome, Synonym/Fritsch-Asherman syndrome, Synonym/Intrauterine synechiae
Definition

Adhesions in utero obliterate uterine cavity------------------------------Asherman"s Syndrome; Intrauterine Synechiae;

Uterine Synechiae; Asherman"s syndrome is an uncommon, acquired, gynecological disorder characterized by changes in the menstrual cycle; Patients experience reduced menstrual flow, increased cramping and abdominal pain, eventual cessation of menstrual cycles (amenorrhea), and, in many instances, infertility; Most often these symptoms are the result of severe inflammation of the lining of the uterus (endometriosis) that is caused by the development of bands of scar tissue that join parts of the walls of the uterus to one another, thus reducing the volume of the uterine cavity (intrauterine adhesions and synechiae); Endometrial scarring and intrauterine adhesions may occur as a result of surgical scraping or cleaning of tissue from the uterine wall (dilatation and curettage [D and C]), infections of the endometrium (eg, tuberculosis), or other factors---------------[NORD 2005]------------------

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