Dental x-rays and risk of meningioma.

@article{Claus2012DentalXA,
  title={Dental x-rays and risk of meningioma.},
  author={Elizabeth B Claus and Lisa Calvocoressi and Melissa L Bondy and Joellen M. Schildkraut and Joseph Wiemels and Margaret R. Wrensch},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={118 18},
  pages={
          4530-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Ionizing radiation is a consistently identified and potentially modifiable risk factor for meningioma, which is the most frequently reported primary brain tumor in the United States. The objective of this study was to examine the association between dental x-rays-the most common artificial source of ionizing radiation-and the risk of intracranial meningioma. METHODS This population-based case-control study included 1433 patients who had intracranial meningioma diagnosed at ages 20… CONTINUE READING

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