Infundibulum of uterine tube
The second part (from the opening where the fimbriae receive the egg) of the uterine tube is the infundibulum. It is between the purple ampulla and the fimbriae. The infundibulum terminates with the ostium of Fallopian tube, surrounded by fimbriae, one of which (the "ovarian fimbria") is attached to the ovary. Together, the infundibulum and fimbria find the oocyte after ovulation.
|Infundibulum of uterine tube|
Uterus and uterine tubes.
2: Medial surface
3: Lateral surface
4: Free border
5: Mesovarial margin
6: Tubal extremity
7: Uterine extremity
8: Oviduct (Fallopian tube)
9: Ostium of Fallopian tube
10: Infundibulum of fallopian tube
11: Fimbriae of Fallopian tube
12: Ovarian fimbria
13: Ampulla of Fallopian tube
14: Isthmus of Fallopian tube
15: Uterine part of Fallopian tube
16: Uterine opening of Fallopian tube
|Latin||infundibulum tubae uterinae|
This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1257 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)
- Anatomy photo:43:04-0103 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center — "The Female Pelvis: The Oviduct"
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