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Key Histology Features

Instructions: Run your mouse over the histology slide want to view. Key histology features are described. If a link is present, click to view and listen to the histology audioslide.

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(1) histology slide of bladder (labels)

(2) histology slide of bladder (labels)

(3) histology slide of bladder (phase microscopy)


These are histology sides of bladder. The mucosa is transitional epithelium overlying the lamina propria. On slides (2) and (3) the dome shaped cells of the transitional epithelium are apparent. The muscularis is thick. The muscularis is arranged as an inner longitudinal, middle circular and outer longitudinal. Bladder has an adventitia, however it is not visible on these histology slides.