Anatomy of Liliequist's membrane

Neurosurgery. 1993 Jun;32(6):956-60; discussion 960-1.


The anatomy of Liliequist's membrane was studied in seven adult human cadavers by a technique that preserves the cisternal shape, stains arachnoid membranes violet, and fills the arteries with red gelatin. Our findings suggest the following about Liliequist's membrane: it is located between the interpeduncular cistern posteriorly, the carotid cisterns anterolaterally, and the chiasmatic cistern anteromedially; it is attached laterally to the mesial surface of the temporal lobe above the tentorial edge; it lies posterior to the infundibulum; and it presents a free edge between the optic tract and the temporal uncus.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arachnoid / anatomy & histology*
  • Arcuate Nucleus of Hypothalamus / anatomy & histology
  • Cisterna Magna / anatomy & histology
  • Humans
  • Oculomotor Nerve / anatomy & histology
  • Optic Chiasm / anatomy & histology
  • Reference Values
  • Temporal Lobe / anatomy & histology