falciform ligament


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Related to falciform ligament: Falciform Ligament Sign, Ligamentum teres

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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The laparoscopic technique allows an excellent view of the surgical field once the falciform ligament is split.
Traditionally this is associated with acute haemorrhagic pancreatitis as blood tracks via the falciform ligament.
Lower end of the oesophagus and cardia through the gastro-oesophageal veins, the anal canal via the hemorrhoidal veins, in the falciform ligament via the umbilical veins, in the abdominal wall and retroperitoneum.
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.
Later with the growth of the liver into the mesenchyme of the septum transversum, the ventral mesentery divides into; the lesser omentum, that extends from the lower portion of the oesophagus, stomach and upper portion of the duodenum to the liver; the falciform ligament extending from the liver to the ventral body wall (Moore and Persaud, 2003).
The differential diagnosis includes gastrointestinal stromal tumor, (9) paraganglioma, and newly described clear cell myomelanocytic tumor of the falciform ligament or ligamentum teres.