falciform ligament


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fal·ci·form pro·cess of sacrotuberous ligament

[TA]
a continuation of the inner border of the sacrotuberous ligament upward and forward on the inner aspect of the ramus of the ischium.

falciform ligament

[fal′sifôrm]
a triangular or sickle-shaped ligament of the body, such as the broad ligament of the liver.

falciform ligament

The term falciform ligament refers to a structure in the liver—the “true” falciform ligament of liver (ligamentum falciforme hepatitis [NA]), as well as a second structure, the falciform process of sacrotuberal ligament (processus falciformus ligamenti sacrotuberalis [NA6]).

fal·ci·form pro·cess

(fal'si-fōrm pros'es)
A continuation of the inner border of the sacrotuberous ligament upward and forward on the inner aspect of the ramus of the ischium.
Synonym(s): processus falciformis [TA] , falciform ligament.

falciform ligament

A large sickle-shaped fold of PERITONEUM extending from the front of the top of the liver to the UMBILICUS.

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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Reinforcement with falciform ligament and peritoneum have been reported in congenital hernia repairs [10].
3) In 1888, Rex challenged conventional division of the liver on the basis of the falciform ligament and described an avascular plane through the liver that extended from the gallbladder fossa to the inferior vena cava (IVC).