A retrospective analysis of meningioma in Central Texas
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- Meningioma; Central Texas; Epidemiology
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45 years of age) superseded the younger patients in meningioma incidence (p 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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TY - JOUR AU - Ekokobe Fonkem AU - Jad A. Dandashi AU - Edana Stroberg AU - David Garrett AU - Frank S. Harris AU - Ibrahim M. El Nihum AU - James Cooper AU - Samantha Dayawansa AU - Jason H. Huang PY - 2016 DA - 2016/02/03 TI - A retrospective analysis of meningioma in Central Texas JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health SP - 87 EP - 93 VL - 6 IS - 2 SN - 2210-6014 UR - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2016.01.001 DO - 10.1016/j.jegh.2016.01.001 ID - Fonkem2016 ER -