cerebellopontine angle

noun

cer·​e·​bel·​lo·​pon·​tine angle ˌser-ə-ˌbel-ō-ˌpän-ˌtēn-, -ˌtīn- How to pronounce cerebellopontine angle (audio)
: 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

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“Cerebellopontine angle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cerebellopontine%20angle. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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