52 patients with non-acoustic neurinoma tumors of the cerebellopontine angle undergoing surgery over a 16 year period (1974-1989) are analyzed with regard to epidemiologic factors, presenting symptoms, neurological findings, diagnostic procedures, surgical approaches, recurrences, and longterm survival rates. Meningiomas (20 cases) and epidermoid tumors (16 cases) outnumber the rare tumors which exhibit wide histological variation. Trigeminal neuralgia was found as a significantly frequent sign of epidermoids. Total removal was possible in nine meningiomas (45%), fourteen epidermoid tumors (87.5%) and 11 (69%) mostly malignant rare tumors. There were many longterm survivors in meningioma and epidermoid groups with a median follow-up period of 4.1 years. The results are compared to those reported in the literature and a brief review of reported rare tumors of the angle is presented.