Ovarian and uterine lymphatic drainage in Australian flying-foxes (genus Pteropus, suborder Megachiroptera)

Pow C.S.T. and Martin L. (1995) Ovarian and uterine lymphatic drainage in Australian flying-foxes (genus Pteropus, suborder Megachiroptera). Cell and Tissue Research, 280 2: 371-381. doi:10.1007/BF00307810


Author Pow C.S.T.
Martin L.
Title Ovarian and uterine lymphatic drainage in Australian flying-foxes (genus Pteropus, suborder Megachiroptera)
Journal name Cell and Tissue Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0302-766X
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00307810
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 280
Issue 2
Start page 371
End page 381
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2702 Anatomy
1308 Clinical Biochemistry
1307 Cell Biology
Abstract Ovarian lymphatics of flying-foxes were traced to determine if they could transport hormones directly from ovary to ipsilateral uterine horn, thereby stimulating the localised endometrial growth which is characteristic of these animals. Intra-ovarian injections of ink and serial histological sections did not reveal any such connection. All major ovarian lymphatics and those from the cranial tip of each uterine horn drain cranially, terminating in 1 or 2 lymph nodes lying caudal to the ipsilateral kidney. For much of their course, the major ovarian lymphatics run in the adventitia of the ovarian venous sinus. This sinus encloses the coiled ovarian artery, which provides the major blood supply to the cranial end of the ipsilateral uterine horn. Some fine ovarian lymphatics run in the adventitia of the coiled ovarian artery. The enclosure of the coiled ovarian artery by the ovarian venous drainage is thought to provide the main route for transfer of steroids from ovarian vein to ovarian artery and thence to ipsilateral uterine horn. The ovarian lymphatics described here do not bypass the vascular pathway but provide an additional route for counter-or cross-current transfer of ovarian steroids to the ovarian arterial supply to the uterus.
Keyword Corpus luteum
Countercurrent
Lymphatic vessels
Oestrogen
Ovary
Progesterone
Pteropus scapulatus, P. poliocephalus, P. alecto (Chiroptera)
Uterus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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