Medical Definition of Cisterna cruralis

1. A dilation of the subarachnoid space in front of the pons, where the arachnoid membrane stretches across between the two temporal lobes over the base of the diencephalon. See: interpeduncular fossa. Synonym: cisterna interpeduncularis, basal cistern, cisterna basalis, cisterna cruralis, Tarin's space. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cisterna Cruralis

cistern of chiasm
cistern of cytoplasmic reticulum
cistern of great cerebral vein
cistern of great vein of cerebrum
cistern of lateral fossa of cerebrum
cistern of nuclear envelope
cisterna ambiens
cisterna basalis
cisterna caryothecae
cisterna cerebellomedullaris
cisterna chiasmatis
cisterna chyli
cisterna cruralis (current term)
cisterna fossae lateralis cerebri
cisterna interpeduncularis
cisterna magna
cisterna perilymphatica
cisterna pontis
cisterna superioris
cisterna venae magnae cerebri
cisternae subarachnoideales
cisternal maturation model
cisternal puncture

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