The exfoliating cervico-vaginal surface. II. Scanning electron microscopical studies during the estrous cycle in mice.

@article{Rubio1976TheEC,
  title={The exfoliating cervico-vaginal surface. II. Scanning electron microscopical studies during the estrous cycle in mice.},
  author={Carlos A Rubio},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={1976},
  volume={185 3},
  pages={359-72}
}
The exfoliating epithelial surface of the ectocervix (pars vaginalis) and the vagina from normal mice was studied by scanning electron microscopy during the four main phases of the ovulatory cycle, and after estrogen administration. At proestrus, the epithelial surface usually presented cobblestone-like structure furnished with thin microvilli; at estrus, large, flat mosaics covered by long, convoluted microrugae; at metestrus, the presenting cellular surfaces were of intermediate size (i.e… CONTINUE READING