Histological and electron-microscopic examinations of collagenous connective tissue of the non-pregnant cervix, the pregnant cervix, and the pregnant prostaglandin-treated cervix

P. W. Theobald, W. Rath, H. Kühnle, W. Kuhn

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Abstract

The histological appearance of the prostaglandin-pretreated cervix of early pregnancy (8-13 weeks) showed the changes found in the pregnant cervix at term. Electron microscopy showed collagen fibrils of normal periodicity (640 Å) and also collagen degradation products. Evidence of splitting of collagen fibrils could only be seen with light microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Gynecology
Volume231
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1982
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cervix softening
  • Collagen degradation products
  • Histology
  • Prostaglandins

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