anterior basal cistern
The term anterior basal cistern refers to one of two subdivisions of the basal cistern; the other is the posterior basal cistern. The medial part of these two cisterns is referred to as the suprasellar cistern. The anterior basal cistern is a cerebrospinal fluid filled expansion of subarachnoid space that extends from the Dorsum sellae to the anterior extreme of the cranial cavity. Continuous with the interpeduncular cistern caudally, it bounds the mammillary body, the infundibular stem, the optic tract, the optic chiasm, the olfactory tract, the olfactory bulb and adjacent areas of the frontal lobe. It includes the chiasmatic cistern ( Schiebler-1999; Kretschmann-2004 ).

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