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Cerebellopontine angle

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Cerebellopontine angle

Cerebellopontine angle
Dissection showing the projection fibers of the cerebellum
Human brain midsagittal view
Latin Angulus pontocerebellaris
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The cerebellopontine angle is a structure at the margin of the cerebellum and pons. Cerebello-pontine angle is the area of lateral cistern containing CSF, arachnoid tissue, cranial nerves, and associate vessels. contents :

  1. Facial nerve (CN VII)
  2. Vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII)
  3. Flocculus of the cerebellum
  4. Lateral recess of the 4th ventricle

Clinical significance

Certain tumours arise in the cerebellopontine angle. They are:

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