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falciform

 [fal´sĭ-form]
sickle-shaped.

fal·ci·form

(fal'si-fōrm),
Having a crescentic or sickle shape.
Synonym(s): falcate
[L. falx, sickle, + forma, form]

falciform

/fal·ci·form/ (-sĭ-form) sickle-shaped.

falciform

(făl′sə-fôrm′)
adj.
Curved and tapering to a point; sickle-shaped.

falciform

(făl′sə-fôrm′)
adj.
Curved or sickle-shaped; falcate.

fal·ci·form

(fal'si-fōrm)
Having a crescentic or sickle shape.
Synonym(s): falcate.
[L. falx, sickle, + forma, form]

falciform

Curved or sickle-shaped.

fal·ci·form

(fal'si-fōrm)
Having a crescentic or sickle shape.
[L. falx, sickle, + forma, form]

falciform

sickle-shaped.

falciform ligament
a sickle-shaped sagittal fold of peritoneum that helps to attach the liver to the diaphragm and separates the right and left lobes of the liver.
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1) Conversely, the less common PEComas of the falciform ligament/ligamentum teres, skin, uterus, and other viscera and soft tissue tumors do not appear to be associated with tuberous sclerosis.
Clear cell myomelanocytic tumor of the falciform ligament/ligamentum teres: a novel member of the perivascular epithelioid clear cell family of tumors with a predilection for children and young adults.
3-4): claws falciform, untoothed; empodia less than 1/2 length of claws; pulvilli about 1/4 length of claws.
The PEComa family of tumors includes angiomyolipoma, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, clear cell sugar tumor of the lung, and clear cell myomelanocytic tumor of the falciform ligament/ligamentum teres.
2D): Two macrosetae present along outer surface, falciform, undivided at acute apex, almost symmetrical.
1) Subsequently, the PEComa family of tumors has grown to include AML, CCST, LAM, and a number of rare and unusual visceral, intra-abdominal, soft tissue, and bone tumors, which have been described under a variety of names, including clear cell myomelanocytic tumor ofthe falciform ligament/ligamentum teres, abdominopelvic sarcoma ofperivascular epithelioid cells, and primary extrapulmonary clear cell sugar tumor, among others.
28) It commonly arises within the abdomen of young patients with predilection for the falciform ligament and ligamentum teres of the liver; it is characterized by fascicular and nested proliferation of uniform spindle cells and less prominent nucleoli and lacks multinucleation.
The differential diagnosis includes gastrointestinal stromal tumor, (9) paraganglioma, and newly described clear cell myomelanocytic tumor of the falciform ligament or ligamentum teres.