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Prepontine and Cerebellopontine Cisterns

  • Renate Unsöld
  • Christoph B. Ostertag
  • Jack DeGroot
  • Thomas H. Newton

Abstract

The prepontine cistern is the subarachnoid space between the clivus -the ventral aspect of the pons — and the anteromedial aspect of the petrous pyramid (Fig. 116). The cerebellopontine cistern is the subarachnoid space between the cerebellum, the pontomedullary junction and the posteromedial aspect of the petrous pyramid (Fig. 116). The cerebellopontine cistern is anteriorly and medially continuous with the prepontine cistern and laterally with the subarachnoid space around the cerebellum.

Keywords

Basilar Artery Subarachnoid Space Eighth Cranial Nerve Sixth Cranial Nerve Hemifacial Spasm 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Renate Unsöld
    • 1
  • Christoph B. Ostertag
    • 2
  • Jack DeGroot
    • 3
  • Thomas H. Newton
    • 4
  1. 1.Universität-AugenklinikFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Abteilung für StereotaxieNeurochirurgische UniversitätsklinikFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyUniversity of California Medical SchoolSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.Neuroradiology, Department of RadiologyUniversity of California Medical SchoolSan FranciscoUSA

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