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Cranial Nerves

Cerebellopontine Angle Syndrome

February 15th, 2021


  • Signs of Cerebellopontine Angle Syndrome

  • Trigeminal (V) nerve palsy - reduced facial sensation
  • Facial (VII) nerve palsy - facial droop / weakness
  • Vestibulocochlear (VIII) nerve palsy - unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, nystagmus, ataxia
  • Significance

  • Caused by malignancy affecting the cerebellopontine angle.
  • Causes of Cerebellopontine Angle Syndrome

  • Vestibular schwannoma
  • Meningioma
  • Cerebellar astrocytoma
  • Brain metastasis
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