Cistern of the lamina terminalis
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The cistern of lamina terminalis lies anterior to the anterior wall of the 3rd ventricle in the midline and appears like a high-top tent with a diamond-shaped floor1. It acts as a connection between the pericallosal and interpeduncular cisterns 2.
The following structures contribute to the walls of the cistern of lamina terminalis.
- lateral walls: gyrus rectus and bilateral septal areas
- posterior and posteroinferior walls: lamina terminalis
- floor: arachnoid between the optic nerves and superior surface of the optic chiasm
- anterior: converged pia mater on the lateral walls of the cistern of lamina terminalis
- anterior cerebral arteries (A1 and A2 segments)
- anterior communicating artery
- recurrent artery of Heubner
- subcallosal artery
- orbito-frontal arteries
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