Pontine cistern

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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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LatinCisterna pontis,
cisterna pontocerebellaris.
Gray'ssubject #193 876
NeuroNameshier-547
 
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Brain: Pontine cistern
Gray768.png
Diagram showing the positions of the three principal subarachnoid cisternæ. (Cisterna pontis labeled at left center.)
Gray708.svg
LatinCisterna pontis,
cisterna pontocerebellaris.
Gray'ssubject #193 876
NeuroNameshier-547

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. Synonym for Pontine cistern (also cisterna pontis) is cisterna pontocerebellaris.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.