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cerebellopontine angle


Definition: the angle formed at the junction of the cerebellum, pons, and medulla; the most common tumor found in this location is the vestibular schwannona, sometimes referred to as acoustic neuroma.

Synonym(s): angulus pontocerebellarisTA, cerebellopontile angle, pontine angle, pontocerebellar recess

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