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cribriform

[′krib·rə‚fȯrm]
(biology)
Perforated, like a sieve.
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The important lymphatics of the cribiform plate area are accessed in this way and deep breathing potentiates lymphatic flow in the thoracic duct.
The cribiform plate, accessed via medial eye puncta and nasal areas, is treated first, then the zygomatic tract, auricular nodes and mastoid process.
But if their conduit through the cribiform plate closes, smell loss will be irreversible.
OSNs of laboratory animals may be induced to die in vivo by experimentally manipulative methods that include olfactory bulbectomy, transection of the olfactory nerve at the cribiform plate, and intranasal exposure to chemicals known to be toxic to the OE, such as zinc sulfate and methyl bromide (Cowan and Roskams 2002).
Postradiation examination revealed a 6-mm mass at the posterior aspect of the cribiform plate.
Drainage also occurs through the arachnoid villi in the sub-arachnoid space, flowing via blood and lymph into the lymphatics of the cranial nerves, the spinal nerves, inner ear and the cribiform plate of the ethmoid bone (forms the roof of the nasal cavity) (1).
Histologic diagnosis of the mammary tumors revealed that they were adenocarcinomas, grossly nodular and encapsulated, with areas of cribiform or papillary patterns (Figure 7C, D).
Our experience with this case suggests a mechanism of injury to the cribiform plate during septoplasty that has not been described previously.
If intracranial extension is present, it classically occurs through the foramen cecum or cribiform plate and attaches extradurally to the falx cerebri.
6,7) The increasing use of powered microdebrider instruments along the skull base and thin bones of the cribiform plate and ethmoid sinus may be associated with a greater incidence of pneumocephalus after FESS.