Quadrigeminal cistern

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
Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

Article information

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

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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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