Fimbriae of uterine tube
|Fimbriae of uterine tube|
Uterus and uterine tubes
2: Medial surface
3: Lateral surface
4: Free border
5: Mesovarial margin
6: Tubal extremity
7: Uterine extremity
8: Oviduct (fallopian tube)
9: Opening of fallopian tube
10: Infundibulum of fallopian tube
11: Fimbriae of fallopian tube
12: Ovarian fimbria
13: Ampulla of fallopian tube
14: Isthmus of fallopian tube
15: Uterine part of fallopian tube
16: Uterine opening of fallopian tube
|Latin||fimbriae tubae uterinae|
An ovary is not directly connected to its adjacent Fallopian tube. When ovulation is about to occur, the sex hormones activate the fimbriae, causing it to swell with blood and hit the ovary in a gentle, sweeping motion. An oocyte is released from the ovary into the peritoneal cavity and the cilia of the fimbriae sweep the ovum into the Fallopian tube.
- Cancerweb- ovarian fimbria
- Daftary, Shirish; Chakravarti, Sudip (2011). Manual of Obstetrics, 3rd Edition. Elsevier. pp. 1-16. ISBN 9788131225561.
- Histology image: 18501loa – Histology Learning System at Boston University - "Female Reproductive System: oviduct; infundibulum and fimbria"
- Anatomy figure: 43:02-08 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Posterior view of the broad ligament of the uterus, on the left side."
- Anatomy image:9646 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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