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Atypical meningiomas - A case series


Andric, M and Dixit, S and Dubey, Arvind and Jessup, P and Hunn, A, Atypical meningiomas - A case series, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 114, (6) pp. 699-702. ISSN 0303-8467 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.clineuro.2011.11.023


Meningiomas, in particular the Atypical (grade 2), vary greatly in their behaviour and prognosis. Over a 19 year period, we operated on 169 meningiomas (on 86 patients) and of those, 9 cases of atypical meningiomas were found which met the 2007 World Health Organization (WHO) classification. The 9 patients represented 5.3% of all meningiomas. The average presenting age was 51 years and average follow-up was 103 months with 5 patients passing away between 38 and 219 months after diagnosis. The time to first recurrence was 24 months with 1 patient suffering 12 recurrences and 2 cases having metastases. Although we had a small number of atypical meningiomas, we believe our paper highlights the unpredictable and difficult nature of these tumours.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:meningioma, atypical, classification
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Oncology and carcinogenesis
Research Field:Solid tumours
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Treatment of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Dubey, Arvind (Dr Arvind Dubey)
ID Code:84945
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2013-06-06
Last Modified:2013-07-04

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