falx cerebri


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falx

 [falks] (pl. fal´ces) (L.)
a sickle-shaped structure.
falx cerebel´li the fold of dura mater separating the cerebellar hemispheres.
falx ce´rebri a sickle-shaped fold of dura mater in the longitudinal fissure, which separates the two cerebral hemispheres.
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falx ce·re·bri

[TA]
the scythe-shaped fold of dura mater in the longitudinal fissure between the two cerebral hemispheres; it is attached anteriorly to the crista galli of the ethmoid bone and caudally to the upper surface of the tentorium.
Synonym(s): cerebral falx
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falx ce·re·bri

(fawlks serĕ-brī) [TA]
The sickle-shaped fold of dura mater in the longitudinal fissure between the two cerebral hemispheres; it is attached anteriorly to the crista galli of the ethmoid bone and caudally to the upper surface of the tentorium.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

falx ce·re·bri

(fawlks serĕ-brī) [TA]
Scythe-shaped fold of dura mater in longitudinal fissure between two cerebral hemispheres; is attached anteriorly to crista galli of ethmoid bone and caudally to upper surface of tentorium.
Synonym(s): cerebral falx.
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Our patient was diagnosed as having Gorlin-Goltz syndrome with numerous BCCs and falx cerebri calcifications, which are among the major criteria, and macrocephaly, frontal bossing, hypertelorism, and presence of medullablastoma, which are among the minor criteria.
The edematous range determined a mass effect over the left LV, which it compressed, and over the falx cerebri, with a 7-8 mm right-deviation.
In this reported case, our patient had 3 of the major criteria, namely, calcification of falx cerebri and cerebellum, palmar pits, andbasal cell carcinomawhich existedbefore the age of 20.
Facial abnormalities incude macrocephaly, broad facies, frontal and biparietal bossing, mild mandibular prognathism, odontogenic keratocysts ofjaws, misshapen and/or carious teeth, cleft lip and palate, ectopic calcification of falx cerebri.
The wound trace stops at the falx cerebri. No gross penetration of the cerebrum.'
Our subsequent studies of unembalmed cadavers went on to reveal fascia [tissues] hanging from the free border of the falx cerebri [the projection, of the dura mater--the fibrous membrane forming the outermost covering of the brain and spinal cord--separating the hemispheres of the cerebrum--the largest portion of the brain].
Chondrosarcoma arising from the falx cerebri. SurgNeruol.
1) compressing the left frontal lobe and abutting falx cerebri, which shows intense homogenous enhancement on T1 post contrast study (Fig.
No evidence of calcification of falx cerebri was detected during the CT scan.
At autopsy, the dura of the anterior falx cerebri was indurated and thickened (as much as 0.5 cm).
Coronal imaging of the brain (Figure 3) demonstrates a monoventrical with lack of interhemispheric fissure and falx cerebri. At birth a single midline orbit and a probiscus were present.
Other common abnormalities include ectopic calcifications of the falx cerebri, tentorium cerebelli, and diaphragma sellae, and rib abnormalities, such as bifid, fused, or hypoplastic ribs.