I need help for a presentation!!! Please

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    I have to do a presentation on Meningiomas. I keep coming across a word which I cannot find the definition of.

    The word is

    PARAFALCINE

    or just FALCINE.

    Can anyone tell me what it means?

    Thanks alot

    alison
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    page 135, title of the page, Brain Tumors

    The major difference between benign and malignant brain tumors are that benign tumors are slow growing, called menengiomas, does not invade normal brain and has distinct borders. Thus tumor removal can be accomplished with very llittle risk

    Authors Gates and Fink, publishers Hanley and Belfus 1997
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    I am off now to do my work.

    Thanks again
    xxxxx
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    Originally posted by hampshire_nurse
    I have to do a presentation on Meningiomas. I keep coming across a word which I cannot find the definition of.

    The word is

    PARAFALCINE

    or just FALCINE.

    Can anyone tell me what it means?

    Thanks alot

    alison

    Falcine refers to the falx cerebri, a tissue division between the right and left hemispheres. As in; subfalcine herniation, the cerebral tissue herniates from one side to the other under the falx. Parafalcine would mean next to the falx.


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