Carotid cistern

Last revised by Francis Deng on 31 Jan 2024

The carotid cistern is one of the basal (subarachnoid) cisterns that surrounds the supraclinoid internal carotid artery.

Gross anatomy

Relations and/or Boundaries

The carotid cistern lies between these brain structures:

The carotid cistern borders the following named CSF spaces:

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