A MICROSCOPIC STUDY OF DEVELOPMENT IN HUMAN FETAL PANCREAS

Abhijeet S Dhende, Shradha D Gangawane, Deepak S. Joshi

Abstract


Forty aborted human fetuses (25 male, 15 female) of 12-40 weeks gestational age with no obvious congenital abnormality were obtained with the permission of Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of our medical college and prior consent of the parents. The study was approved by the Ethical Committee of our college. These fetuses included spontaneous abortions and stillborns. The pancreas were dissected and paraffin blocks were prepared. The tissue was stained with hematoxylin and eosin. The development of the fetal pancreas at different gestational ages was noted and compared with previous studies.

Keywords


fetal pancreas, islets of Langerhan, gestation

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