Lymphatic vessel dynamics in the uterine wall.

  title={Lymphatic vessel dynamics in the uterine wall.},
  author={Kristy Red-Horse},
  volume={29 Suppl A},
During pregnancy, maternal uterine blood vessels undergo dramatic vascular remodeling. However, until now, little was known about whether the lymphatic circulation experiences similar changes and whether these vessels interact with placental cells that invade maternal tissue. Recent studies demonstrate that lymphatic vessels in the uterine wall are highly compartmentalized where their presence is mostly restricted to the deeper layers. In humans, this arrangement changes during pregnancy when… CONTINUE READING