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Vagina Histology Overview

(Stain - Haematoxylin Eosin)

The wall of the vagina fibromuscular tube consists of 3 layers: mucosa, muscularis and adventitia.

Mucosa

  • stratified squamous epithelium (deep stratum basalis, intermediate stratum spinosum, superficial layers of flat eosinophilic cells
  • rests on a very cellular lamina propria (many leukocytes).
  • towards the muscularis some vascular cavernous spaces may be seen (erectile tissue).

Muscularis

  • inner circular and outer longitudinal layers of smooth muscle
  • bulbospongiosus muscle - (striated) forms an inferior sphincter around the vagina

Adventitia

  • adventitia bordering the muscularis is fairly dense and contains many elastic fibres.
  • outer part of the adventitia loose connective tissue with a prominent venous plexus.


Links: Vagina Development | Histology

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, June 21) Embryology Vagina histology 01.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Vagina_histology_01.jpg

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