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CORRELATION BETWEEN MENINGIOMA GRADING AND PATIENT'S AGE, GENDER AND LOCATION OF TUMOR
*Dr. Sahar Jaafar Khraibet, Prof. Dr. Hussam Hasson Ali
Meningiomas are usually slow growing brain tumors deriving from arachnoid cap cells. They are the most frequently diagnosed benign primary brain tumor accounting for 33.8% of all primary brain and central nervous system tumors. The aim of this analysis was to investigate the relationship of patient´s age, gender, meningioma location with WHO grade and potential risk factors for tumor recurrence. Methods: Cross sectional retrospective study for 803 patients diagnosed as brain Meningiomas, computerize archived data collected from Ghazy Al-hariri hospital for surgical specialties, teaching laboratories, Private Nursing Home hospital and Neurosurgical teaching hospital ,Baghdad, Iraq, covering the period from January 2018 to February 2022. The variables of study are; age of patients, gender, location of Meningiomas, and grading of it. Results: Cross section study of 308 patient, 146 (53.2%) of them are at age group 40-59 (middle age group). 229 (74.4%) of patients are females, 132 (42.9%) of patients are skull base tumor location and the rest are non-base. 268 (87%) of patients are at grade 1 tumor, 38 (12.3%) of them are at grade 2. 140 (45.45%) of patients with convexity brain Meningiomas, 86 (27.92%) patients with anterior fossa brain Meningiomas, 31 (10%) patients with posterior fossa brain Meningiomas. There is significant correlation between grade of tumor and gender of patients. There is no significant correlation between grade of tumor and age groups of patients, location of tumor. Conclusion: Brain Meningiomas occur more in females at age group 40-59 years old, most patients are at grade 1, convexity brain Meningiomas is more common site of tumor, there is correlation between tumor grade 1, 2 and females gender. While grade 3 more occur in male gender.[Full Text Article]