Medical Transcription Word Board archived thread
Please tell me - who is right??
Fri Jun 1, 2007 13:19

Is it "cisternum magnum" or "cisterna magna"? Your answer here is very important, as I received critical feedback on my report, and I don't think I'm wrong. If you all are in agreement that I'm right, I'm going in fighting!!

cisterna magna (nm)
Fri Jun 1, 2007 13:20

Thank you!! (nm)
Fri Jun 1, 2007 13:24

So, are you right? (nm)
Fri Jun 1, 2007 13:49

Looking at it,cisternum magnum would be singular, sm
Fri Jun 1, 2007 13:51

and cisterna magna plural, and I have always heard it cisterna magna, never magnum, and did you check Dorland's on this?

there IS no cisternum - cisternae
Win, have YOU checked Dorlands? (nm)
Fri Jun 1, 2007 13:55

ummm "coming out fighting" not good, not good. sm
Fri Jun 1, 2007 13:57

jusr a suggestion, welcome to ignore, but but it would be a mistake to take that stance with QA, it will do you in, in the end. Reason is, you are now a threat to HER job, she is employed just like you and her term could also be correct(depends where one looks). Best to smile and email her a web site and just say "wanted to share, and please do share with us too". See what I mean, no fight, made a point, and another point, if THEY (who pay$$) want it their way, that is the way WE do it, even if wrong.

Here is a site on brain structures, found by and entered brain structures OR you could just key in your terms and research. "smile"

would be plural, regardless, has NOTHING to do SM
and for that matter, cisterna is singular and cisternae
Fri Jun 1, 2007 13:59

with it. Why do you do this to yourself, win? Why?

Yes, I was right. And I have since calmed down. I
Fri Jun 1, 2007 13:59

decided I would not make any moves until I cooled off a bit. Now I am ready to discuss this rationally. Thanks!!! :)

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