Median aperture (of Magendie)

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The median aperture (of Magendie) is one of the foramina in the ventricular system and links the fourth ventricle and the cisterna magna. Along with the lateral apertures (of Luschka) it makes up one of the three ways that CSF can leave the fourth ventricle and enter the subarachnoid space.

Anatomy: Brain
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rID: 5847
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Foramina of Magendie
  • Foraminae of Magendie

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    Figure 1: ventricular system seem from above
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    Figure 2: ventricular system
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    Figure 3: brain (sagittal section)
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