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Transmitted Brightfield Illumination

Human Ovarian Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disease that is manifested by the presence of endometrial tissue in locations outside the uterine cavity. The invasion is commonly found in the cul-de-sac (behind the uterus), the rectovaginal septum (tissue between the rectum and vagina), in the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. The digital images below demonstrate human endometriosis of ovarian tissue stained with eosin and hematoxylin.

Human Endometriosis Ovary at 200x Magnification

Human Endometriosis Ovary at 200x Magnification

The transmitted brightfield digital images above were recorded using a QX3 microscope that was modified for auxiliary illumination. This was accomplished by directing a fiber optic light pipe at a quarter-inch hole drilled into the front of the mixing chamber to increase the illumination intensity. The light pipe was aimed at the side of the mixing chamber to avoid directing illuminating the frosted diffusion screen.

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