Medulla of ovary

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Medulla of ovary
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Latinmedulla ovarii
TAA09.1.01.012
FMA18616
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.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1256 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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