Surgical results in unusual cerebellopontine angle tumours

P L Grey, D A Moffat, D G Hardy
Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences 1996, 21 (3): 237-43
Vestibular schwannomas account for 84% of cerebellopontine angle (CPA) lesions. The remaining CPA tumours comprise a fascinating group of lesions which may present in a similar fashion. Fortunately, advances in neuroradiology have increased our diagnostic accuracy of these lesions. This paper describes the surgical results of a series of 69 CPA lesions which were not vestibular schwannomas. The majority of these unusual CPA tumours were meningiomas, cholesteatomas and neuromas of other cranial nerves in the posterior fossa.

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