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Editor(s)-in-Chief: Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Canan S Fornusek, Ph.D.; Associate Editor-In-Chief: Saud Khan M.D.


The Israeli gynecologist Joseph Asherman is credited with describing and characterizing the disease, hence it is called Asherman syndrome.

Historical Perspective

  • Intrauterine adhesions were first described in 1894 by Heinrich Fritsch (Fritsch, 1894)[1] and further characterized and described by the gynecologist Joseph Asherman in 1948 [2].
  • Asherman though that intrauterine adhesions may be linked to prior endometrial trauma.
  • He later published more case series of intrauterine adhesions with documented results of hysterography, with evident filling defects. It is also known as Fritsch syndrome, or Fritsch-Asherman syndrome.
  • References
  1. >Template:WhoNamedItFritsch H, Ein Fall von volligem Schwaund der Gebormutterhohle nach Auskratzung. Zentralbl Gynaekol 1894; 18:1337-1342.
  2. Asherman JG. (1948.). "Traumatic intra-uterine adhesions". J Obstet Gynaecol Br Em. 55 (2): 2–30. Check date values in: |year= (help)

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