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Human embryo

2009-05-19 08:29:29

Approximately 6 weeks from conception, i.e. 8 weeks from LMP. Shot with 105 mm Micro-NIKKOR lens with 2 off camera SB-800's. Specimen is submerged in alcohol. This is a spontaneous (ie. not a termination) abortion. It was extruded intact with the gestational sac surrounded by developing placental tissue and decidual tissue. This was carefully opened to avoid damaging the embryo.

Image uploaded by Chris Hogg
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