Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 69, Issue 1–2, pp 69–75 | Cite as

Successful removal of pontine haematoma due to rupture of cryptic arteriovenous malformation

Case report
  • Y. Inoue
  • O. Sato


One case of a pontine haematoma with clinical symptoms of cerebellopontine angle tumour is described. The haematoma was successfully evacuated, and preoperative neurological deficits disappeared except for minimal right fifth nerve palsy. The pathological specimen was diagnosed as arteriovenous malformation. Lateropontine haematomas must be included in the differential diagnosis of cerebellopontine angle tumours.


Pontine haematoma arteriovenous malformation cerebellopontine angle tumour surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Inoue
    • 1
  • O. Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgerySapporo Medical CollegeSapporoJapan

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