T-shape uterine cavity, typical of the DES syndrome

Utero-salpingography showing Diethylstilboestrol exposure in-utero uterus

image of des-syndrome uterus

Diethylstilboestrol (DES) exposure in-utero has been shown to have a potentially negative impact on pregnancy. Negative effects include an increased risk of early pregnancy loss, ectopic gestation and infertility.

These women may also present reproductive tract abnormalities leading to pregnancy complications. The most common anomalies include uterine defects such as T-shaped uterus or hypoplastic uterine cavity.

Image Sources

  • Estradiol and progesterone supplementation during luteal phase improved the receptivity of the endometrium in a patient with a history of diethylstilboestrol exposure in-utero, hormones.gr, 2006.
  • Watch our DES and EDCs Research album on Flickr.
More DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

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