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Brain: Pontine cistern
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Diagram showing the positions of the three principal subarachnoid cisternæ. (Cisterna pontis labeled at left center.)
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Scheme of roof of fourth ventricle. The arrow is in the foramen of Majendie.
1: Inferior medullary velum
2: Choroid plexus
3: Cerebellomedullary cistern of subarachnoid cavity
4: Central canal
5: Corpora quadrigemina
6: Cerebral peduncle
7: superior medullary velum
8: Ependymal lining of ventricle
9: Pontine cistern of subarachnoid cavity
Latin cisterna pontis
Gray's subject #193 876
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Artery
Vein
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MeSH [1]

The Pontine cistern is a considerable space on the ventral aspect of the pons.

It contains the basilar artery, and is continuous behind with the subarachnoid cavity of the medulla spinalis, and with the cisterna cerebellomedullaris; and in front of the pons with the cisterna interpeduncularis.

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant.


Meninges of the brain and medulla spinalis

Dura mater - Falx cerebri - Tentorium cerebelli - Falx cerebelli - Arachnoid mater - Subarachnoid space - Cistern - Cisterna magna - Median aperture - Cerebrospinal fluid - Arachnoid granulation - Pia mater

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