The cisterna magna (also known as the cerebellomedullary cistern) is the largest of the subarachnoid cisterns.
It is located between the cerebellum and the dorsal surface of the medulla oblongata. CSF produced in the ventricular system drains into the cisterna magna from the fourth ventricle via the median aperture (of Magendie) and the lateral apertures (of Luschka).
- 1. Gray's Anatomy 39th Edition, Elsevier
- 2. Thieme Atlas of Anatomy (Head and Neuroanatomy): ISBN 3131421215
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