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Ovary - Corpus Albicans

Ovary, primate (Stain - Haematoxylin Eosin)

Hormone secretion in the corpus luteum (CL) ceases within 14 days after ovulation if fertilisation and implantation have not occurred forming the corpus albicans (white body).

  • With no implantation and development, the corpus luteum degenerates into a corpus albicans, a whitish scar tissue that forms from the follicle within the ovary.
  • With implantation and development, syncytiotrophoblast cells commence secretion of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) that hormonally supports the CL and the corpus albicans does not form.

Hormone secretion continues for 2-3 month after ovulation if fertilisation occurs.

Corpus Luteum Links: anatomy overview | image - histology overview | image - Layers granulosa and theca | image - Layers detail granulosa and theca | image - low power label | image - high power label | image - low power | image - high power | image - corpus albicans | theca and granulosa lutein cells | Granulosa cell | corpus luteum | granulosa lutein cells | theca lutein cells | corpus albicans | ovary | menstrual cycle
  Historic Papers: 1969 corpus luteum ultrastructure 1 | 1969 corpus luteum ultrastructure 2

Ovary histology: Tunica Albuginea x20 | Tunica albuginea, Germinal epithelium x40 | Primary follicle, primordial follicle, oocyte, x40 | Secondary follicle, cumulus oophorus, zona pelucida, granulosa cells, oocyte x20 | Corpus luteum, theca lutein cells, granulosa lutein cells, Loupe | Corpus luteum, theca lutein cells, granulosa lutein cells, x10 | Corpus luteum, theca lutein cells, granulosa lutein cells, x40 | Corpus albicans, primary follicle, primordial follicle, granulosa cells, oocyte x20 | Menstrual Cycle | Ovary Development

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