falciform ligament

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Related to falciform process: falciform process of sacrotuberous ligament
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Noun1.falciform ligament - a ligament that attaches part of the liver to the diaphragm and the abdominal wall
ligament - a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
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The following are areas in which the PN can become entrapped leading to injury and symptoms of pudendal neuralgia: the zone at the ischial spine, the zone between the sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments, the falciform process (formed by the dense fanning out bands of the medial portion of the sacrotuberous ligament as it attaches to the ischial tuberosity), the zone between the levator ani and obturator internus muscle, within the pudendal canal and lastly compression from the piriformis muscle (Figure 1).