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n. pl. fi·la (-lə)
A threadlike anatomical structure; a filament.

[Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -la (-lə)
(Anatomy) anatomy any threadlike structure or part
[Latin: thread, cord, fibre]
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(ˈfaɪ ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
a threadlike structure; filament.
[1855–60; < Latin: a thread, filament, fiber]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filum - a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)filum - a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
pilus, hair - any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; "there is a hair in my soup"
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Omurilik, sinir kokleri, filum terminale (FT) ve her biri kollajenoz yapilardan olusan ve subpial bag dokusu ile devamlilik gosteren ve aralikli olarak duraya yapisan dentat ligamanlar tarafindan askida tutulmaktadir (1).
Fiume, "Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease of the filum terminale," European Spine Journal, vol.
Although the CM is stabilized in the spinal canal by the denticulate ligament, nerve root, and the filum terminale,[sup][17] there is significant evidence that it moved along the cranio-caudal axis.[sup][18] With the narrowing of the thoracic canal caused by the insidious progression of OLF, the CM may be crushed upward because of its tapering form.
Results of the section of the filum terminale in 20 patients with syringomyelia, scoliosis and Chiari malformation.
If such an anomaly exists then there is all possibility that the fourth sacral nerve roots also passes through the sacral hiatus along with the fifth sacral, coccygeal roots and the filum terminale exiting through it.
Tethered cord syndrome is also termed tight filum terminale or filum terminale syndrome.
On the lumbar MRI, a mass was observed showing hypointensity on T1WI and hypermix signal intensity on T2WI, heterogeneous contrast on post-contrast T1WI, and limited diffusion on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI); a mass 4x1.5 cm in size with lobular contours in the conus medullaris located intramedullary and filum terminale was thick and tense (Figure 1).
The final diagnosis was mature teratoma of filum terminale. It is noticeable that the postoperative evolution of the patient was positive, with partial remission of the neurological deficit.
Spinal Paraganglioma are rare and most of the reported cases have occurred in cauda equina or filum terminale. [2-6,10,12,15] Cauda eqina paraganglioma represents approximately 3-4% of lesion in this region.
T1-weighted sagittal and axial images best demonstrate spinal lipomas and the fat-infiltrated thick filum terminale (fatty filum).