Fimbriae of uterine tube

In the female reproductive system, the fimbria (plural, fimbriae) is a fringe of tissue around the ostium of the Fallopian tube, in the direction of the ovary.

Fimbriae of uterine tube
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Uterus and uterine tubes
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Identifiers
Latinfimbriae tubae uterinae
TAA09.1.02.004
FMA18308
Anatomical terminology

An ovary is not directly connected to its adjacent Fallopian tube. When ovulation is about to occur, the sex hormones activate the fimbriae, causing them to swell with blood and hit the ovary in a gentle, sweeping motion. An oocyte is released from the ovary into the peritoneal cavity and the cilia of the fimbriae sweep the ovum into the Fallopian tube.

Of all fimbriae, one fimbria is long enough to reach the ovary. It is called fimbria ovarica.[1][2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cancerweb- ovarian fimbria
  2. ^ Daftary, Shirish; Chakravarti, Sudip (2011). Manual of Obstetrics, 3rd Edition. Elsevier. pp. 1-16. ISBN 9788131225561.

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