sylvian cistern

syl·vi·an cis·tern

the subarachnoid space associated with the lateral cerebral sulcus (sylvian fissure); contains the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery and the origin of lenticulostriate arteries, and proximal parts of the middle cerebral artery.
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Follow up MRI at 6months after surgery demonstrated persistence of meningeal nodularity around the left temporal lobe at the level of the left parasellar and Sylvian cistern, a finding consistent with hypertrophic pachymeningitis.
MR imaging performed 6 months after surgery demonstrated persistence of meningeal nodularity, around the left temporal lobe at the level of the left parasellar and Sylvian cistern, a finding consistent with hypertrophic pachymeningitis.
The microsurgical dissection of sylvian cistern is essential for the basic approach of middle cerebral artery (Figure 2E).
He was submitted to a pterional craniotomy approach and after a careful Sylvian cistern dissection(Figures 4C-4F), the aneurysm was identified (Figures 4G-41) and clipped (Figures 4J and 4K) without the necessity of temporary clipping.
A computer tomography (CT) scan of the brain was performed and showed air collections in the subarachnoid space of prepontine, suprasellar, left sylvian cistern and in the sulci of left temporal and frontal regions.
Conscience depression progressed to a deeper level, and a computed tomography scan of the brain showed dilatation of the temporal ventricles and compression of the peritroncal and sylvian cisterns.