Quadrigeminal cistern

Last revised by Calum Worsley on 23 May 2021

The quadrigeminal cistern (also known as superior cistern or cistern of the great cerebral vein) is one of the CSF-filled subarachnoid cisterns.

It is located between the colliculi, the splenium of the corpus callosum and the superior surface of the cerebellum and extends from the third ventricle to the great cerebral vein.

It contains several vessels and nerves:

Related pathology

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1 axial: labeled 49
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  • Case 1 sagittal: labeled 59
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  • Case 1 coronal: labeled 74
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