quadrigeminal cistern

qua·dri·gem·i·nal cis·tern

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an enlarged portion of the subarachnoid space located immediately superior to the tectum of the mesencephalon; may extend forward between the corpus callosum and thalamus as the cistern of the velum interpositum; contains caudal portions of the internal cerebral veins as they join to form the great cerebral vein (of Galen), distal parts of the quadrigeminal artery, the P4 segment of the posterior cerebral artery, and the exit of the trochlear nerve.
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On MR angiography, the internal cerebral vein and the vein of Galen were observed to be dilated and an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) was noted originating from the interpeduncular cistern extending into the quadrigeminal cistern and lateral ventricle, nourished by the posterior cerebral artery, draining into the internal cerebral vein and vein of Galen.
In a study by Galarza et al, the posterior fossa arachnoid cysts were located at the vermis-cisterna magna (n=4), the cerebellar hemispheres (n=2), the cerebellopontine angle (n=3) and the quadrigeminal cistern (n=1).
Brain computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed right cystic lesion rising from the quadrigeminal cistern on the left side and extending supratentorially, indenting the third ventricle causing obstructive hydrocephalus.
Dilated arteries drain into a large midline venous pouch in the region of the quadrigeminal cistern. It is a rare condition and is demonstrated in less than 1% of cerebral vascular malformations at any age and up to 30% of paediatric vascular malformations.