Superior cistern

  (Redirected from Cistern of great cerebral vein)

The superior cistern (cistern of great cerebral vein, quadrigeminal cistern) is a dilation as a subarachnoid cistern of the subarachnoid space between the splenium of the corpus callosum and the superior surface of the cerebellum; it extends between the layers of the tela choroidea of the third ventricle and contains the great cerebral vein and the pineal gland.

Superior cistern
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Identifiers
LatinCisterna superior
Cisterna venae magnae cerebri
Cisterna ambiens
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TA98A14.1.01.217
TA25399
FMA74511
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

SynonymsEdit

Other synonyms are cistern of great cerebral vein, quadrigeminal cistern, Bichat's canal, and Bichat's foramen.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 877 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)