Quadrigeminal cistern

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

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:

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Anatomy: Brain
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rID: 5862
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Quadrigeminal cisterns
  • Superior cistern
  • Cistern of the great cerebral vein

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  • Case 1: subarachnoid cistern
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  • Case 2: cisterns and CSF flow
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