The posterior compartment contains the brainstem and the cerebellum. The brainstem is the connection between the brain and spinal cord, containing the origin of nerves involved in the control of breathing, blood pressure, eye movements, swallowing, etc. This connection occurs through the large hole, known as the foramen magnum, within the center of the posterior compartment. The cerebellum, lying behind the foramen magnum, is involved with coordination and balance. The roof of the skull base is composed of the brain itself and a thick sheet of tissue on which the brain rests, called the tentorium. Adding to the complexity of this region is the fact that each compartment of the skull base is at a different level. The anterior compartment is highest and the posterior compartment lowest, when a person is standing and looking forward.
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