Cistern of great cerebral vein
The cistern of great cerebral vein (quadrigeminal cistern) is a dilation of the subarachnoid space between the splenium of the corpus callosum and the superior surface of the cerebellum
The cerebellum is a region of the brain that plays an important role in motor control. It may also be involved in some cognitive functions such as attention and language, and in regulating fear and pleasure responses, but its movement-related functions are the most solidly established...

; it extends between the layers of the tela chorioidea
Tela chorioidea
Tela chorioidea is a structure found in the ventricles of the brain:Types include:* Tela chorioidea of the third ventricle* Tela chorioidea of the fourth ventricle* Tela chorioidea of the lateral ventricle...

 of the third ventricle
Third ventricle
The third ventricle is one of four connected fluid-filled cavities comprising the ventricular system within the human brain. It is a median cleft between the two thalami, and is filled with cerebrospinal fluid ....

 and contains the great cerebral vein.


Synonyms of cistern of great cerebral vein include: quadrigeminal cistern, ambient cistern, Bichat's canal, Bichat's foramen, Cistern of Great Cerebral Vein and superior cistern
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