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The natural history of asymptomatic meningiomas in Olmsted County, Minnesota


Go, RS and Taylor, BV and Kimmel, DW, The natural history of asymptomatic meningiomas in Olmsted County, Minnesota, Neurology, 51, (6) pp. 1718-1720. ISSN 0028-3878 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1212/WNL.51.6.1718


To define the natural history of asymptomatic meningioma found incidentally on a neuroimaging study, we performed a retrospective analysis of 35 such patients. There were 32 women and three men, with a mean age of 67 years and a mean follow-up of 74 months. Four tumors had progressed on subsequent imaging, and one patient developed symptoms related to the meningioma. Noncalcified tumors were more likely to progress than calcified tumors.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Central nervous system
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Taylor, BV (Professor Bruce Taylor)
ID Code:71717
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:49
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2011-08-03
Last Modified:2011-08-03

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