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Vol. 5, No. 4, 1986
Issue release date: 1986
Neuroepidemiology 1986;5:220–232
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Epidemiology of Primary Intracranial Neoplasms

Experiment in the Province of Trento (Italy), 1977–1984

Lovaste M.G.a · Ferrari G.a · Rossi G.b
Division of Neurology,a Hospital of Trento and b Hospital of Rovereto, Italy


The incidence rate for primary intracranial tumors in the Province of Trento (Italy) from 1977 to 1984, adjusted to the Italian population, is 8.5/100,000/year (8.0 for males and 9.1 for females). The age-specific distribution is nearly the same as that reported in other studies. It is bimodal with a mild increase until the ages of 40–44 years followed by a peak reaching a maximum at the ages of 55–64 years and then declining. The commonest tumors in males were glioblastomas (m/f ratio = 1.3) and in females meningiomas (m/f= 0.4). Pituitary adenomas were 15.3 % of all tumors with a m/f ratio of 0.6. Factors causing discrepancies between the rates reported by various authors are discussed.

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Dr. M.G. Lovaste, Division of Neurology, S. Chiara Hospital, I–38100 Trento (Italy)

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Number of Print Pages : 13

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Vol. 5, No. 4, Year 1986 (Cover Date: 1986)

Journal Editor: Román, G.C. (San Antonio, Tex.)
ISSN: 0251–5350 (print), 1423–0208 (Online)

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