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They are divided into paired lateral cerebellomedullary cisterns (located on either side of the medulla, directly inferior to the cerebellopontine cisterns) and the posterior cerebellomedullary cistern which is better known as the cisterna magna and is discussed separately.
The lateral cerebellomedullary cisterns are continuous with the cisterna magna posteromedially, into which the foramen of Magendie opens, and the premedullary cistern anteromedially, into which the paired foramina of Luschka open 1.
- 1. Matsushima T, Kawashima M, Inoue K, Matsushima K, Miki K. Exposure of Wide Cerebellomedullary Cisterns for Vascular Lesion Surgeries in Cerebellomedullary Cisterns: Opening of Unilateral Cerebellomedullary Fissures Combined with Lateral Foramen Magnum Approach. World Neurosurg. 2014;82(5):e615-21. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2014.04.064 - Pubmed