5 things to know about spinal meningiomas

Written by Laura Dyrda | August 04, 2015 | Print  |

A new study published in Spine examines the descriptive epidemiology of spinal meningiomas in the United States.

The researchers examined the Central Brain Tumor Registry in the United States, which has the largest aggregation of population-based data on primary nervous system tumors in the country. Here are five things to know based on the report:


1. There were 7,148 newly-diagnosed spinal meningiomas in the United States from 2004 to 2010.


2. The overall age-adjusted incidence was 0.33 per 100,000 population.


3. The increase in incidence overtime was non-significant at 0.8 percent.


4. The patients most likely to have spinal meningioma were 75 years to 84 years old, and females had a much higher incidence than males.


5. Asian Pacific Islanders and Caucasians had the highest incidence of spinal meningioma. Compared with Caucasians, the African American and Aemrican Indian/Alaskan Native had a significantly lower incidence; non-hispanics had a lower incidence than Hispanics.


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