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Epidemiologic and histologic characteristics of CNS lesions: a 20-year experience of a tertiary center in Lebanon

Authors
  • Eid, Roland1
  • Hage, Stephanie1
  • Antonios, Ingrid1
  • Moussa, Rita1
  • Khoury, Makram1
  • Haddad, Fady Ghassan1
  • Kourie, Hampig Raphael1
  • Kesrouani, Carole2
  • Ghorra, Claude2
  • Abadjian, Gerard2
  • Kattan, Joseph1
  • 1 Department of Hematology-Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Type
Published Article
Journal
CNS Oncology
Publisher
Future Medicine
Publication Date
Jun 30, 2020
Volume
9
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2217/cns-2020-0001
PMID: 32603607
PMCID: PMC7341156
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Aim: Report the epidemiologic and histologic characteristics of CNS lesions in the Lebanese population. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study evaluating 2025 CNS lesions diagnosed between 1998 and 2017 in the pathology laboratory of a Lebanese tertiary center. Results: 52.2% of patients were men with a median age of 50 years. The most frequent symptoms were epilepsy (22.5%), headache (20.6%) and motor impairment (19.9%). 90.7% of tumors were primary. Lung (35.6%) and breast (16.5%) were the most frequent primaries of metastases. 46.2% of primary CNS tumors were glial, predominantly astrocytic (56.4%), and (42.5%) were nonglial, predominantly meningeal tumors (58%). Conclusion: Compared with Western literature, the Lebanese population is characterized by a younger age of onset of brain tumors, a lower rate of meningiomas and a higher rate of gliomas.

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