Combination of trigeminal neuralgia and cerebellopontine angle tumors. Modern approaches to diagnosis and treatment: literature review




trigeminal neuralgia, cerebellopontine angle tumor, neurovascular conflict, combined pathology


Based on the data of world literature, the combination of cerebellopontine angle tumors (CPA) and trigeminal neuralgia (TN) caused by neurovascular conflict (NVC) is rare. TN for CPA tumors is predominantly caused by the V cranium nerve compression by tumor masses.

The article presents the variants of the classification of the anatomical relationship between tumor, nerve and vessels in this pathology, as well as the recommendations on diagnostics and tactics of surgical treatment.

All patients with TN should undergo MRI of the brain and least one of the modes of visualization of the cranial nerves included in the protocol of the study.

Removal of CPA tumor should be combined with revision of TN root and mandatory elimination of the NVC.

Author Biographies

Andriy G. Sirko, Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy, Dnipro; Mechnikov Dnipropetrovsk Regional Clinical Hospital

Neurology and Neurosurgery Department, Postgraduate Education Division;Cerebral Neurosurgery Department N2, Postgraduate Education Division

Dmytro M. Romanukha, Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy, Dnipro

Neurology and Neurosurgery Department, Postgraduate Education Division


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How to Cite

Sirko, A. G., & Romanukha, D. M. (2017). Combination of trigeminal neuralgia and cerebellopontine angle tumors. Modern approaches to diagnosis and treatment: literature review. Ukrainian Neurosurgical Journal, (4), 5–9.



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