Neoplasms of the central nervous system in Norway. III. Epidemiological characteristics of intracranial gliomas according to histology.


Data were analysed from 4859 patients with different histological types of intracranial glioma registered by the Norwegian Cancer Registry between 1955 and 1984. Glioblastoma comprised 57.9% of all cases. The second most common primary brain tumour was astrocytoma (19.0%), then mixed glioma (9.2%), oligodendroglioma (7.9%), medulloblastoma (3.1%) and… (More)