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Medulla of ovary

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Medulla of ovary

Medulla of ovary
Diagram in French. "Zone medullaire" labeled at bottom left.)
Latin medulla ovarii
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.


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

External links

  • Histology image: 18402loa – Histology Learning System at Boston University - "Female Reproductive System: ovary, medulla and cortex"
  • Histology image: 83_02 at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

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