Surgery of the Internal Auditory Canal and Cerebellopontine Angle

  • Madjid Samii
  • Wolfgang Draf
  • Johannes Lang


The internal auditory canal and the structures of the cerebellopontine angle are accessible through three surgical approaches (Krmpotic et al. 1985):
  1. 1)

    The transtemporal extradural approach (Fisch 1976; House 1964).

  2. 2)

    The transmastoid translabyrinthine approach (Fisch 1976).

  3. 3)

    The lateral suboccipital (retrosigmoid) approach.



Facial Nerve Trigeminal Nerve Trigeminal Neuralgia Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Cerebellopontine Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madjid Samii
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Draf
    • 2
  • Johannes Lang
    • 3
  1. 1.Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKrankenhaus Nordstadt derHannover 1Germany
  2. 2.Städtische Kliniken FuldaFuldaGermany
  3. 3.Vorstand des Anatomischen Instituts der UniversitätWürzburgGermany

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