Ashermann's Syndrome - Hysteroscopy
A 39 year old woman presented with secondary infertility. She had 2 children delivered by Caesarean Section. The second delivery was complicated by endometritis (infection of the lining of the uterus). She had been trying to conceive a third pregnancy for 6 months. She had noted her periods had become significantly lighter and were painful.
Hysteroscopy revealed Ashermann's Syndrome. The walls of the uterus had become adherent because of adhesions.
The adhesions were divided. She took a course of high dose oestrogen post-operatively.
She subsequently had a miscarriage. This was followed by a term delivery.
The view of the cavity of the uterus showing adhesions
The cavity is gradually opened as the adhesions are divided
The adhesions are carefully divided using operating scissors.
The normal cavity at the end of the procedure. All adhesions have been divided.