The worldwide incidence and prevalence of primary brain tumors: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={The worldwide incidence and prevalence of primary brain tumors: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Paula A de Robles and Kirsten Marie Fiest and Alexandra D. Frolkis and Tamara Pringsheim and Callie A M Atta and Christine St. Germaine-Smith and Lundy J Day and Darren K M Lam and Nathalie Jette},
  volume={17 6},
BACKGROUND Primary brain tumors are a heterogeneous group of benign and malignant tumors arising from the brain parenchyma and its surrounding structures. The epidemiology of these tumors is poorly understood. The aim of our study is to systematically review the latest literature on the incidence and prevalence of primary brain tumors. METHODS The systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted according to a predetermined protocol and established guidelines. Only studies reporting on data… CONTINUE READING
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