Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 1994;13(2): 171-175.
Sonographic findings and clinical significance of uterine synechiae in pregnancy: Report of 6 cases
Jung Hyung Lee, Jung Sik Kim
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Keimyung University College of Medicine
ABSTRACT
We analyzed the sonograms of 6 cases with uterine synechiae in pregnancy. The diagnosis was based on theclinical and sonographic findings. previous curretage during the artificial abortion and/or after the spontaneousabortion had been done in 5 cases (83.3%). In all cases, uterine synechia in pregnancy was recognized asintra-amniotic sheet containing hypoechoic central zone and an hyperechoic outer layers. Y-shaped splitting of thehyperechoic outer layers was seen against the uterine wall. The placenta extended along the sheet in 4 cases.Uterine synechiae in pregnancy should be distingished from amniotic band syndrome by the characteristic snographicfindings, and unwarranted abortion of normal fetus should be avoided.
Keywords: Uterine synechiae, US study, pregnancy, US study, Uterine synechiae, hysterosalp
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