HISTO HOME
ERG Index
GI Index

ENDO Index

REPRO Index
RESOURCE CENTER

Endometrium, proliferative

Notes

A helical (corkscrew) shape permits the spiral artery to extend into the thickening stroma of the proliferative endometrium and also, later, to retract back into the stratum basalis when the stratum functionalis is eventually sloughed off.  Because of its corkscrew shape, each spiral artery typically appears as an aligned cluster of profiles (asterisks) deep in the endometrium.


Related images:


Comments and questions: dgking@siu.edu

SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

http://www.siumed.edu/~dking2/erg/RE021b.htm
Last updated:  3 April 2002 / dgk