ovarian cortex

ovarian cortex

[TA]
the layer of the ovarian stroma lying immediately beneath the tunica albuginea, composed of connective tissue cells and fibers, among which are scattered primary and secondary (antral) follicles in various stages of development; the cortex varies in thickness according to the age of the individual, becoming thinner with advancing years.
Synonym(s): cortex ovarii [TA], cortex of ovary
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In a study in 1388 by Soleimani et Mehranjani diabetic mice was performed on a total volume of ovarian cortex and medulla increased significantly in the diabetic group than in the other groups [28], which results We are in agreement.
Infertility treatments available for POI which may be used before or during ovarian failure, especially in cancer patients, include fertility preservation such as ovarian cortex, oocyte and embryo cryopreservation, oocyte or embryo donation and adoption in women without any ovarian function (1).
Unlike the freezing of oocytes or embryos to preserve potential fertility, which requires ovarian stimulation, the ovarian cortex can be harvested from a cancer patient without delay, permitting immediate initiation of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
They found injury to blood vessels and focal fibrosis of the ovarian cortex in ovaries of patients previously exposed to chemotherapy.
For women without a partner for sperm donation, oocyte cryopreservation [22] or ovarian cortex or, indeed, whole ovarian tissue can be considered.
This study shows that transplantation of just six pieces of frozen/thawed ovarian cortex to a woman who experienced chemotherapy-induced menopause can result in the production of fully mature oocytes for a period exceeding four years and that the capacity to sustain embryogenesis and give birth to healthy children remains," the research team, led by Dr.
The idea of cryopreserving ovarian tissue is based on the finding that the ovarian cortex harbors primordial follicles that are more resistant to cryo-injury than are mature oocytes.
After the aspiration, the ovarian cortex of 1 mm in thickness were separated from the whole tissue and the cortex was subsequently cut into 2-5 [mm.
Before the woman received chemotherapy in 1997 and 1998, five biopsy strips of ovarian cortex were taken from her left ovary, each about 12-15 mm long and 5 mm wide.
Microscopically, the reddish nodule consisted of a small, nonencapsulated, well-defined sinusoidal and vascular lesion within the ovarian cortex that did not compress the adjacent ovarian tissue (Figure 1).
Dr Ariel Revel said: "The possibility of preserving the ovarian cortex prior to surgery, drug or radiotherapy treatment offers new hope for young cancer patients.