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cistern

A container for the collection of rainwater. Many historic homes had gutters and downspouts that routed all water into a cistern beneath the house to be used as a water source for cooking,cleaning,and in the event of fire.

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Confirmation of cisternal adherence by cisternography using contrast or radioisotope media in suspicious cases before surgery will guide the surgeon in choosing the treatment options and certainly help him/her prevent this complication preoperatively.
Vasospasm prevention with postoperative intrathecal thrombolytic therapy: a retrospective comparison of urokinase, tissue plasminogen activator, and cisternal drainage alone.
Effectiveness of the head-shaking method combined with cisternal irrigation with urokinase in preventing cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage.
CSF was collected by cisternal puncture when the animals were killed at either 2 h [sham (n = 4), pMCAO (n = 5), tMCAO (n = 3)] or 24 h [sham (n = 5), pMCAO (n = 4), tMCAO (n= 3)] postsurgery.
Definition of the role of contemporary surgical management in cisternal and parenchymatous cysticercosis cerebri.