Facts & Statistics

Data and Facts

There are over 130 types of tumours of the central nervous system [1], which are distinguished regarding their cellular origin, cellular composition and growth behavior.

 

The most common primary tumours of the CNS are  meningiomas (33.4%), glioblastomas (17.6%) and pituitary tumours (12.2%).

 

The glioblastoma is the most aggressive brain tumour. With 54% it is the most common glioma, followed by the anaplastic astrocytoma (6.8%), the oligodendroglioma (6.6%) and the ependymoma (5.8%). [4]

 

In addition to primary brain tumours, in 8% of all patients with extracerebral malignant tumours brain metastases were found. [5]

 

 

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[1] WHO: WHO classification of tumors of the central system nerveuse 2007

[2] CBTRUS (2009): Statistical Report 2004 - 2005. P. 13

[3] CBTRUS (2008): Statistical Report 2000 - 2004. P. 49

[4] CBTRUS (2009): Statistical Report 2004 – 2005. P. 14

[5] Jaenisch et al. Metastases in the CNS. Dtsch Z Neurology.; 189 (1) :79-86.

 

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