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Epidemiology of Meningioma

European Association of NeuroOncology Magazine 2013; 3 (3): 95-96

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Keywords: epidemiologyetiologymeningiomaneuro-oncologyrisk factor

Meningiomas are among the most common intracranial tumours, their incidence rising with increasing age. The majority of meningiomas show a benign clinical behaviour, which might in part explain the former lack of systematic registration with only imprecise estimates of incidence and survival. With the introduction of specialized brain tumour registries, detailed epidemiological information has become available. Herein, besides demographic disease characteristics, the latest findings on aetiological risk factors are reviewed.
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