Meningioma

Christine Marosi, Marco Hassler, Karl Roessler, Michele Reni, Milena Sant, Elena Mazza, Charles Vecht

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Abstract

Meningiomas are mostly benign tumours originating from the arachnoid cap cells, represent 13-26% of all intracranial tumours. They are more common in older age and in females. Deletion in NF2 gene and exposure to ionizing radiation are established risk factors, while the role of sex hormones is yet not clarified. Five-year survival for typical meningiomas exceeds 80%, but is poorer (5-year survival

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-171
Number of pages19
JournalCritical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
Volume67
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

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Keywords

  • Meningioma
  • Risk factors
  • Standard therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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Marosi, C., Hassler, M., Roessler, K., Reni, M., Sant, M., Mazza, E., & Vecht, C. (2008). Meningioma. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 67(2), 153-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.critrevonc.2008.01.010