Imaging of Cerebellopontine Angle and Internal Auditory Canal Lesions

  • Bert de Foer
  • Ken Carpentier
  • Anja Bernaerts
  • Christoph Kenis
  • Jan W. Casselman
  • Erwin Offeciers
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Imaging of the cerebellopontine angle and internal auditory canal has become one of the cornerstones of modern head and neck imaging. Due to advances in imaging techniques with newer magnetic resonance (MR) sequences using thinner slice thickness and a higher resolution, the scala of detectable pathologies has increased tremendously. In this chapter, the lesions in and around the cerebellopontine angle cistern (CPA) are discussed, trying to emphasize some characteristic imaging features of most lesions. After illustrating the imaging protocol and imaging anatomy, pathological entities in this chapter will be discussed upon origin and/or location.


Facial Nerve Vestibulocochlear Nerve Arachnoid Cyst Epidermoid Cyst Internal Auditory Canal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bert de Foer
    • 1
  • Ken Carpentier
    • 1
  • Anja Bernaerts
    • 1
  • Christoph Kenis
    • 2
  • Jan W. Casselman
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Erwin Offeciers
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyGZA Hospitals Sint-AugustinusWilrijkBelgium
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySint-Franciskus HospitalHeusden-ZolderBelgium
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyAZ Sint-Jan AV HospitalBruggeBelgium
  4. 4.University of GhentGhentBelgium
  5. 5.European Institute for ORLGZA Hospitals Sint-AugustinusWilrijkBelgium

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