Cerebellopontine angle tumours

  • Cerebellopontine angle is the anatomical space between the cerebellum and the pons
  • Various tumours occur in this region. They are:
    • Acoustic neuroma – most common
    • Meningioma
    • Cholesteatoma
    • Arachnoid cyst
    • Schwannoma of cranial nerves
    • Aneurysms
    • Glomus tumour
    • Metastasis
  • It results in cerebellopontine angle syndrome with features arising due to the compression of cranial nerves by the tumour

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