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The morphological investigations on heart and some vessels of bovine fetus between the 15th and 25th weeks of gestation

İftar Gürbüz, Yasin Demiraslan, Ahmet Dursun, Sevda Eliş Yıldız, Ebru Karadağ Sarı, Özcan Özgel
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0010
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The aim of this study was to define the morphological and morphometric development of the fetus heart obtained from the domestic cattle in the gestation period of 15-25 weeks. For this purpose, 30 hearts belonging to cattle fetuses (15 males, 15 females) were used in total. The ages of fetuses were calculated according to the forehead-to-tail length and examined in 3 different groups. After dissection; biometric, macroanatomic, morphometric and histological findings were obtained from the fetal hearts according to the groups. In addition, mean values of the morphometric findings were determined. As a result of the study, it was found that with the advancing age the convexity of margo ventricularis dexter increased and the margo ventricularis sinister transformed from a convex-concave shape to a flat shape. The heart-to-body weight ratio was determined as 0.08% for the II. group female fetuses and 0.09% for all other groups. The heart heights for I., II., and III. group females were identified as 26.21, 41.00, and 46.27 mm, respectively and for the males 26.45, 34.89, and 47.15 mm, respectively. In the statistical analysis, it was determined that all the morphometric values measured from the heart had a significantly correlationto the forehead-to-tail length. The data obtained as a result of the study is thought to help understand the morphologically and morphometrically development of the heart, pioneer the attempts to create a fetal cattle heart model, and thus help in the diagnosis of the fetal heart pathologies.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to define the morphological and morphometric development of the fetus heart obtained from the domestic cattle in the gestation period of 15-25 weeks. For this purpose, 30 hearts belonging to cattle fetuses (15 males, 15 females) were used in total. The ages of fetuses were calculated according to the forehead-to-tail length and examined in 3 different groups. After dissection; biometric, macroanatomic, morphometric and histological findings were obtained from the fetal hearts according to the groups. In addition, mean values of the morphometric findings were determined. As a result of the study, it was found that with the advancing age the convexity of margo ventricularis dexter increased and the margo ventricularis sinister transformed from a convex-concave shape to a flat shape. The heart-to-body weight ratio was determined as 0.08% for the II. group female fetuses and 0.09% for all other groups. The heart heights for I., II., and III. group females were identified as 26.21, 41.00, and 46.27 mm, respectively and for the males 26.45, 34.89, and 47.15 mm, respectively. In the statistical analysis, it was determined that all the morphometric values measured from the heart had a significantly correlationto the forehead-to-tail length. The data obtained as a result of the study is thought to help understand the morphologically and morphometrically development of the heart, pioneer the attempts to create a fetal cattle heart model, and thus help in the diagnosis of the fetal heart pathologies.

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bovine fetus, heart, macroanatomy, morphology, morphometry

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The morphological investigations on heart and some vessels of bovine fetus between the 15th and 25th weeks of gestation

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Folia Morphologica

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2019-01-24

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0010

Pubmed

30687912

Keywords

bovine fetus
heart
macroanatomy
morphology
morphometry

Authors

İftar Gürbüz
Yasin Demiraslan
Ahmet Dursun
Sevda Eliş Yıldız
Ebru Karadağ Sarı
Özcan Özgel

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