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Related to cribriform: Cribriform plate, Cribriform fascia, cribriform hymen, cribriform carcinoma

cribriform

 [krib´rĭ-form]
perforated like a sieve.

crib·ri·form

(krib'ri-fōrm), [TA]
Sievelike; containing many perforations.
Synonym(s): cribrate, polyporous
[L. cribrum, a sieve, + forma, form]

cribriform

/crib·ri·form/ (krib´rĭ-form) perforated like a sieve.

cribriform

[krib′rifôrm′]
Etymology: L, cribum, sieve
describing a structure with many perforations or punctures, as in the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone.

cribriform

adjective A descriptive term referring to a sieve-like histologic pattern, in which sheets of epithelial cells are punctuated by gland-like spaces; the cribriform pattern is typical of adenoid cystic carcinoma.

crib·ri·form

(krib'ri-fōrm) [TA]
Sievelike; containing many perforations.
Synonym(s): cribrate, polyporous.
[L. cribrum, a sieve, + forma, form]

cribriform

Perforated like a sieve. The cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone allows the tiny nerve fibres of the nerve of smell (olfactory nerve) to pass though from the cranial cavity into the upper part of the nose.

crib·ri·form

(krib'ri-fōrm) [TA]
Sievelike; containing many perforations.
[L. cribrum, a sieve, + forma, form]

cribriform

perforated like a sieve.

cribriform plate
see cribriform plate.
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Cribriform structures are lined by tall columnar cells with amphophilic cytoplasm and high grade nuclei.
Although the musculoskeletal features are far more characteristic than the neuroradiological abnormalitites, the importance of this cribriform pattern in a paediatric brain lies in the fact that it points to the diagnosis of a very few, rare inherited diseases.
B, Close view presents cribriform and micropapillary growth patterns with high nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio, moderate nuclear atypia, and eosinophilic cytoplasm.
Histopathology revealed a complex proliferation of atypical glandular cells showing confluent zones of cribriform growth consistent with prostatic adenocarcinoma that was morphologically similar to the tumour in the original TURP (Fig.
In addition to thinning of the anterior skull base, CT showed that the mass was pressing against the crista galli and cribriform plate.
Concerning cribriform pattern in brain MRI: A diagnostic clue for mucopolysaccharidosis:
Cribriform architecture and polygonal neoplastic cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm are characteristic features of apocrine carcinoma (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X200).
Microscopically it displays features of single round and cribriform glands floating within mucinous lakes, staining positive for PSA and prostate-specific acid phosphatase and staining negative for CDX2 (marker for intestinal tumours).
Subsequently, the meshwork becomes specialised into inner uveal trabeculae, numerous intermediate layers of lamellar corneoscleral trabeculae, and a more loosely organised cribriform meshwork.
During the mummification process, the brain was destroyed and removed via the nose and through the cribriform plate.
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In the intranasal instillation studies, right and left olfactory bulbs and mucosa (including turbinates and cribriform plate) were removed.