Correlated ultrastructural and morphometric studies on the liver during prenatal development of rats.

Quantitative and qualitative changes in liver tissues during prenatal development were studied by electron microscopy and morphometry. On the 15th day, 30% of fetal liver volume consisted of hepatocytes, and the extrahepatocytic spaces amounted to 63%. The hemopoietic cells occupied 93% of the extrahepatocytic spaces. Immature bile canaliculi were observed… CONTINUE READING