cisterna magna

cisterna magna
cisterna mag·na -'mag-nə n, pl cisternae mag·nae -.nē a large subarachnoid space between the caudal part of the cerebellum and the medulla oblongata

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TA alternative for c. cerebellomedullaris posterior.

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