Superior cistern

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Cistern of great cerebral vein)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Superior cistern
Details
Identifiers
Latin Cisterna superior
Cisterna venae magnae cerebri
Cisterna ambiens
[1]
TA A14.1.01.217
FMA 74511
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The superior cistern (cistern of great cerebral vein, quadrigeminal cistern, ambient 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.

Synonyms[edit]

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

References[edit]

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