[Pathology of the cerebellopontine angle].
ABSTRACT The pathology of the cistern of the cerebellopontine angle is primarily that of the nervous and vascular structures that it contains and of the meninges that line it. Knowledge of its anatomy makes it possible to understand and search for a rare pathology, the hemifacial spasm, due to a conflict between the facial nerve and the vertebral artery and the posterior inferior cerbellerar artery. However, the pathology of the cerebellopontine angle remains especially tumoral. Imaging should not only make the diagnosis but also make an exhaustive, pretherapy, and accurate assessment of the three main tumours found in this area: the vestibular schwannoma, the meningioma, and the epidermoid cyst.