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What is prominent cisterna magna?

Cisterna magna is a large cistern between the cerebellum and medulla (parts of the brain). Cistern is a CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) filled space in a brain. Cisterna magna is the biggest CSF filled space in brain. Prominent cisterna magna is a slight larger (more than normal) cisterna magna. It is not a pathological or diseased condition and considered as normal variant. If very large can produce symptoms due to pressure on normal brain. It sometimes seems on CT-SCAN or MRI of brain. Do no panic, usually no treatment is required for this. 

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What is prominent cisterna magna?

Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 9 years ago.

Cisterna magna is a large cistern between the cerebellum and medulla (parts of the brain). Cistern is a CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) filled space in a brain. Cisterna magna is the biggest CSF filled space in brain. Prominent cisterna magna is a slight larger (more than normal) cisterna magna. It is not a pathological or diseased condition and considered as normal variant. If very large can produce symptoms due to pressure on normal brain. It sometimes seems on CT-SCAN or MRI of brain. Do no panic, usually no treatment is required for this.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.

Thank you.