Collagen and elastic fibers in the penis of human fetuses at 28 weeks postconception.

@article{Bastos1999CollagenAE,
  title={Collagen and elastic fibers in the penis of human fetuses at 28 weeks postconception.},
  author={Ana Luiza Bastos and Waldemar Silva Costa and Luiz Eduardo de Macedo Cardoso and Francisco J B Sampaio},
  journal={European urology},
  year={1999},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={158-63}
}
OBJECTIVES The extracellular matrix is a key element in penile function and pathology, yet little is known of its development. Herein we investigated the morphological organization of collagen and elastin in the corpora cavernosa and tunica albuginea of human fetuses. MATERIAL AND METHODS The penises from 5 fresh human fetuses at 28 weeks postconception (WPC) were routinely fixed and embedded, and all staining procedures were carried out on paraffin sections. Collagen was evidenced by… CONTINUE READING