Plate 13.257 Vagina
Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger,
Peer Review Status: Externally Peer Reviewed
Human, 10% formalin, H. & E., 162 x.
This is a section of part of the wall of the vagina showing the mucosa. Note the stratified squamous non- keratinized epithelium. The lamina propria consists of loose connective tissue and is rich in lymphocytes. Occasional lymph nodules (not seen here) are found. The vaginal epithelium undergoes cyclic changes during the menstrual cycle.
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