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cerebellopontine angle

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noun cer·e·bel·lo·pon·tine angle \ˌser-ə-ˌbel-ō-ˌpän-ˌtēn-, -ˌtīn-\

Medical Definition of cerebellopontine angle

  1. :  a region of the brain at the junction of the pons and cerebellum that is a frequent site of tumor formation The most common causes of secondary trigeminal neuralgia are multiple sclerosis and acoustic neuroma; tumors and cysts in the cerebellopontine angle may also cause trigeminal neuralgia.—Emad Eskandar et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 13 July 2006


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