Ovarian fimbria

Fimbriae of uterine tube
Uterus and uterine tubes
1: Ovary
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
Gray's subject #267 1257

In the female reproductive system, the fimbria (plural, fimbriae) is a fringe of tissue around the ostium of the Fallopian tube, in the direction of the ovary.

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.

Of all fimbriae, one fibria is long enough to reach the ovary. It is called fimbria ovarica.[1][2]

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  • 18501loa - "Female Reproductive System: oviduct; infundibulum and fimbria"
  • 43:02-08 - "Posterior view of the broad ligament of the uterus, on the left side."
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  • Microsurgery of the fallopian tube: from fantasy to reality
  • Peritoneal fluid in endometriosis


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