Reprod Biomed Online 2018 May 6;36(5):584-593. Epub 2018 Mar 6.
Program of Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. Electronic address:
During each reproductive cycle, the ovary exhibits tissue remodelling and cyclic vasculature changes associated with hormonally regulated folliculogenesis, follicle rupture, luteal formation and regression. However, the relationships among different types of follicles and corpora lutea are unclear, and the role of ovarian vasculature in folliculogenesis and luteal dynamics has not been extensively investigated. Understanding of ovarian physiology and pathophysiology relies upon elucidation of ovarian morphology and architecture. Read More