Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2016, Pages 87 - 93

A retrospective analysis of meningioma in Central Texas

Authors
Ekokobe Fonkema, Jad A. Dandashib, Edana Strobergc, David Garretta, Frank S. Harrisa, b, c, Ibrahim M. El Nihuma, James Coopera, Samantha Dayawansaa, *, sdayawansa@sw.org, Jason H. Huanga, b
aDepartment of Neurosurgery, Baylor Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, TX, USA
bCollege of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, TX, USA
cDepartment of Pathology, Baylor Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, TX, USA
*Corresponding author at: Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor Scott & White Health Care, 2401 South 31st Street, Temple, TX 76508, USA.
Corresponding Author
Samantha Dayawansasdayawansa@sw.org
Received 30 March 2015, Revised 6 January 2016, Accepted 13 January 2016, Available Online 3 February 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2016.01.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Meningioma; Central Texas; Epidemiology
Abstract

Documented meningioma cases in Central Texas (USA) from 1976 to 2013 were studied utilizing the Scott & White Brain Tumor Registry. All the cases examined were histologically diagnosed as meningiomas. Of the 372 cases, most were benign tumors (p < 0.05). A majority of the patients were females (p < 0.05). Elderly individuals (>45 years of age) superseded the younger patients in meningioma incidence (p < 0.05). Previous data regarding meningioma epidemiology in Texas showed a higher incidence in black patients when compared to white patients. By contrast, this study’s findings of Central Texas meningioma demographics show increased incidence of meningiomas in white patients (p < 0.05). This interesting find in meningioma prevalence warrants further investigation with a larger sample size, in order to establish validity and further parse out possible causes of meningioma development among white individuals.

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Journal
Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
Volume-Issue
6 - 2
Pages
87 - 93
Publication Date
2016/02/03
ISSN (Online)
2210-6014
ISSN (Print)
2210-6006
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2016.01.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016 Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia, Production and hosting by Elsevier Ltd.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

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