lumbar cistern(redirected from cisterna lumbalis)
enlargement of the subarachnoid space between the conus medullaris of spinal cord (about vertebral level L2) and inferior end of subarachnoid space and dura mater (about vertebral level S2); occupied by the posterior and anterior roots constituting the cauda equina, the terminal filum, and cerebrospinal fluid; site for lumbar puncture and spinal anesthesia.
Synonym(s): cisterna lumbalis [TA]
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In the subarachnoid space of the vertebral column, the fluid-filled space between the end of the spinal cord (vertebral level L1-L2 in adults) and the end of the arachnoid-dural membrane (vertebral level S2).
See also: cistern
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