Epidemiological features of brain tumors in the first 3 years of life

@article{Rickert1998EpidemiologicalFO,
  title={Epidemiological features of brain tumors in the first 3 years of life},
  author={Christian H. Rickert},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={1998},
  volume={14},
  pages={547-550}
}
We investigated the age-related location, gender distribution, and histology of 75 brain tumors in children under 3 years of age seen in our department between 1984 and 1997. These were characterized by a higher overall incidence in boys (42/33 cases; ratio 1.3) and a prevalence for a supratentorial location (48/27 cases; ratio 1.7); the most common histological entities were astrocytoma (25.3%) and ependymoma (17.3%), followed by medulloblastoma (13.3%) and PNET (10.8%); 44% were high-grade… CONTINUE READING
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