Cistern of great cerebral vein

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Cistern of great cerebral vein
Latin Cisterna venae magnae cerebri
Cisterna ambiens
Cisterna superior[1]
TA A14.1.01.217
FMA 74511
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The cistern of great cerebral vein (quadrigeminal cistern, ambient cistern) is a dilation 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 chorioidea of the third ventricle and contains the great cerebral vein and the pineal gland.


Synonyms of cistern of great cerebral vein include: quadrigeminal cistern, ambient cistern, Bichat's canal, Bichat's foramen and superior cistern[1]


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