cribriform plate

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cribriform plate

(1) Cribriform fascia; fascia cribrosa [NA6]. 
(2) Cribriform plate (of ethmoid bone); lamina cribrosa ossis ethmoidalis [NA6].

Cribriform plate

The horizontal bone plate perforated with several holes for the passage of olfactory nerve filaments from the nasal cavity.

cribriform plate 

This is a part of the sclera which is situated at the site of attachment of the optic nerve, 3 mm to the inner side of and just above the posterior pole of the eye. There, the sclera is a thin sieve-like membrane through which pass fibres of the optic nerve. Syn. lamina cribrosa (although this term also refers to the striated portion of the bulbar optic nerve which includes the cribriform plate). See myelinated nerve fibres.


perforated like a sieve.

cribriform plate
see cribriform plate.


1. a flat structure or layer, as a flat layer of bone.
2. used as a fracture repair medium, including compression plates.
3. to apply a culture medium to a glass plate.
4. to cultivate bacteria on such plates.

axial plate
the primitive streak of the embryo.
basal plate
primordial ventral horn of the spinal cord.
plate bender
a strong crimping device for manually bending a plate for a tricky bit of orthopedic repair.
buttress plate (2)
a metal plate used in fracture repair to bridge and support a diaphyseal gap filled with a cancellous bone graft.
cloacal plate
blind ending of the hindgut in the embryo.
cribriform plate
a sievelike partition between the cranial and nasal cavities. The posterior surface is divided by the vertical ethmoidal crest into two concave surfaces which contain the olfactory bulbs. It contains many small perforations through which the filaments of the olfactory nerves pass.
deck plate
see roof plate.
dorsal plate
see roof plate.
equatorial plate
the collection of chromosomes at the equator of the spindle in mitosis.
floor plate
the unpaired ventral longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also ventral plate.
foot plate
the flat portion of the stapes.
medullary plate
neural plate.
muscle plate
myotome (2).
nasal plate
region of modified skin around the nostrils in the embryonic carnivore or small ruminant.
nasolabial plate
region of modified skin around the nostrils in the embryo of cattle.
neural plate
a thickened band of ectoderm in the midbody region of the developing embryo, which develops into the neural tube; called also medullary plate.
neutralization plate (2)
a bone plate placed to protect against the forces acting on the fracture site.
orthopedic bone plate
a metal plate screwed to the two fragments of a fractured bone to provide fixation and permit healing in correct alignment.
roof plate
the unpaired dorsal longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also dorsal plate and deck plate.
rostral plate
region of modified skin around the nostrils in the porcine embryo.
sole plate
a mass of protoplasm in which a motor nerve ending is embedded.
spinal plate
metal or plastic plates may used to stabilize thoracolumbar or lumbar spinal fractures. With one plate on each side of a row of dorsal spinal processes, they are bolted together in the spaces between processes.
tarsal plate
one of the plates of connective tissue forming the framework of either (upper or lower) eyelid.
tectorial plate
the roof of the ethmoidal labyrinth of the internal ear.
tension band plate (2)
a bone plate placed on the tension side of a fracture and which counteracts tensile forces, converting them into compression forces at the fracture site.
ventral plate
floor plate.
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Its rostral limit was present at the level of cranial face of first molar tooth and extends upto level of cribriform plate of ethmoid bone (Fig.
The suggested displacement of the crista galli and apparent intact dens and atlanto-occipital articulation are consistent with the type of trauma resulting from a device such as a rod or brain hook pushed through the cribriform plate to remove the brain.
The resection of the anterior skull base included the entirety of the left supraorbital bone, all of the cribriform plate, and the entirety of the roof of the sphenoid sinus.
Frontal lobe was retracted and the defect in the cribriform plate dissected out.
The most common site involved in this series was cribriform plate while in literature the common sites reported for spontaneous rhinorrhea are cribriform plate and sphenoid sinus.
Amebae invade the central nervous system through the cribriform plate and can be found in the subarachnoid and perivascular spaces.
Sequestration of glial tissue of the olfactory bulb entrapped during cribriform plate fusion.
During the excision the patient developed a dural tear near the cribriform plate, which was repaired by our neurosurgical service by intranasal route.
These defects can now easily be accessed via endoscopic transnasal techniques, especially the cribriform plate, the roof of the ethmoid sinuses and the sphenoid sinus.
Intracranial extension was found in 6 patients, and the usual mode was through the cribriform plate to the anterior cranial fossa.
3) The most common location of the defect is the region of the fovea ethmoidalis and posterior wall of frontal sinus followed by the cribriform plate of ethmoid and the sphenoid sinus.
In addition to thinning of the anterior skull base, CT showed that the mass was pressing against the crista galli and cribriform plate.