, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 543–544 | Cite as

Follicles development in the foetal human ovary

  • V. Salfi
  • T. Ventura
  • D. Caraceni


In the foetal human ovary, diameters of oocyte and follicle, as well as those of oocyte and nucleus, are found to be positively and linearly correlated with each other. Follicle diameter and number of granulosa cells also show a positive and linear relationship. Finally, in all ovaries examined, from 5 months after conception onwards, small antral follicles were assessed.


Linear Relationship Granulosa Cell Antral Follicle Follicle Development Human Ovary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Salfi
    • 1
  • T. Ventura
    • 1
  • D. Caraceni
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of General Physiology, Institute of Zoology, University of L'Aquila and Service of Pathological AnatomyProvincial Hospital of L'AquilaL'Aquila(Italy)

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