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Medical Term:

lateral recess of fourth ventricle

Definition

the narrow recess of the ventricle that extends laterally over, and down along the side of, the inferior cerebellar peduncle and the overlying cochlear nuclei; at its tip it opens by way of the Luschka foramen into the cistern at the cerebellopontine angle (lateral cerebellomedullary cistern), this being a portion of the subarachnoid space. By way of this recess, part of the choroid plexus of the fourth ventricle protrudes into the subarachnoid space.

Synonym(s): recessus lateralis ventriculi quartiTA

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