Microsurgical anatomy of VII and VIII cranial nerves and related arteries in the cerebellopontine angle

D. B. Brunsteins, Ajm Ferreri

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Abstract

The relationships of VII and VIII cranial nerves and related arteries are reviewed in 26 preparations by microdissection techniques. These vessels may be grouped in large (AICA, PICA), medium (LA, SA, CSA, RPI) and small calibre (vasa nervorum, radicullar and medullar branches). The importance of these structures in acoustic neuroma surgery, vestibular neurectomy and cross-compression syndromes is discussed. "Vascular loops" and "elongated arteries" are normal structures present at birth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical and Radiologic Anatomy
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1990

Keywords

  • Cerebellopontine angle
  • VII cranial nerve
  • VIII cranial nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Anatomy

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