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Ovarian Medulla

Ovarian Medulla

Medulla ovarii

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Quick Facts

The ovarian medulla is the loose fibroelastic tissue and mass of contorted blood vessels that forms the core of the ovary (Dorland, 2011).

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Structure and/or Key Feature(s)

The ovarian medulla is in the central region of the organ and characteristically contains connective tissue supporting relatively large blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and nerves continued from their entry in the hilum (Ross and Pawlina, 2006).

Anatomical Relations

The ovarian medulla is located deep to the ovarian cortex.


Dorland, W. (2011) Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. 32nd edn. Philadelphia, USA: Elsevier Saunders.

Ross, M. H. and Pawlina, W. (2006) Histology: A text and atlas. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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