Brain tumors and the geriatric patient.

  • Michael Salcman
  • Published 1982 in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society


The prognosis, site of occurrence, and histologic type of primary brain tumors are age-dependent phenomena. In general, the incidence of meningiomas, acoustic Schwannomas, and glioblastomas increases with advancing age until the end of the eighth decade. Of 99 patients consecutively admitted to an aggressive multimodality treatment program for glioblastoma… (More)