Medulla of ovary

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Medulla of ovary
Ovaire 1.JPG
Diagram in French. "Zone medullaire" labeled at bottom left.)
Latin medulla ovarii
Gray's p.1256
TA A09.1.01.012
FMA FMA:18616
Anatomical terminology

The medulla of ovary (or Zona vasculosa of Waldeyer) is a highly vascular stroma in the center of the ovary. It forms from embryonic mesenchyme and contains blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and nerves.

This stroma forms the tissue of the hilum by which the ovarian ligament is attached, and through which the blood vessels enter: it does not contain any ovarian follicles.

External links[edit]

- "Female Reproductive System: ovary, medulla and cortex"

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.