The organization of the subperitoneal connective tissue in the female pelvis was studied in 6 cases, aged between 58 and 65, deceased from extrapelvic diseases. The pelvic viscera were removed as a whole with the surrounding subperitoneal tissue using a circular cut performed at the level of the pelvic walls. The specimens were fixed in 5% formalin. The bladder dome, uterine body and rectum, up to the anorectal junction, were removed. In two cases the specimens were dehydrated and embedded in paraffin. Ten micron sections were stained with Haematoxilin-Eosin and Azan-Mallory. In 2 other cases the specimens were plastinated according to Von Hagens E12 technique; the passage in acetone at room temperature lasted 24 hours. In the remaining 2 cases the plastination with E12 was carried out after a passage in acetone at room temperature which lasted about 15 days in order to fully remove the lipids from the subperitoneal adipose tissue. The morphological findings demonstrate that the subperitoneal tissue of the female pelvis has an areolar structure with small adipose lobules separated by thin fibrous laminae connected to the vasculo-nervous bundles and to the parietal and visceral layers of the fascia polvica. The three dimensional spatial organization of the network of thin connective laminae constitutes an anatomical device with possible supporting properties.
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-0028017334|
|Titolo:||The organization of subperitoneal connective tissue in the female pelvis|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|