Pontine cistern

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Pontine cistern
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Diagram showing the positions of the three principal subarachnoid cisternæ. (Cisterna pontis labeled at left center.)
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Details
Latin Cisterna pontis,
cisterna pontocerebellaris.
Identifiers
Gray's p.876
NeuroNames hier-547
Dorlands
/Elsevier
c_37/12241779
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The Pontine cistern is a considerable space on the ventral aspect of the pons.

It contains the basilar artery, and is continuous behind with the subarachnoid cavity of the medulla spinalis, and with the cisterna cerebellomedullaris; and in front of the pons with the cisterna interpeduncularis. Synonym for Pontine cistern (also cisterna pontis) is cisterna pontocerebellaris.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.