Ambient cistern

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The ambient cistern is part of the subarachnoid cisterns.

Gross anatomy

The ambient cistern is a thin, sheet-like extension of the quadrigeminal cistern that extends laterally surrounding around the midbrain. It acts as the connection between the quadrigeminal cistern and the interpeduncular cistern. The term "ambient cistern" may be used to refer to these connections and the quadrigeminal cistern as a whole.


It contains several vessels and nerves:


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