Histology, Corpus Albicans
The corpus albicans, simply put, is a scar on the surface of the ovary that is a remnant of ovulation. Before degeneration into scar tissue, the corpus albicans was once a thriving endocrine organ called the corpus luteum that functioned to maintain the growing fetus. This activity will examine the structure and function of the normal ovary and its ovulatory function to understand the significance of the corpus albicans itself, which will be followed by a look into the clinical implications of this structure.
Kirkendoll SD, Bacha D. Histology, Corpus Albicans. [Updated 2023 May 1]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan-.