Table 2

Distributions of CNS tumors and top 4 subtypes among children and teenagers (age 0-19)
Tumor N M F %
Tumors of neuroepithelial tissue 1791 1086 700 61.3
        Astrocytoma 853 489 361 29.2
        Medulloblastoma 383 254 128 13.1
        Ependymal tumours 180 113 67 6.2
Tumors of the sellar region 378 231 157 12.9
        Craniopharyngioma 358 224 134 12.3
Tumors of the meninges 326 204 120 11.2
Germ cell tumors 237 182 54 8.1
Tumors of cranial and paraspinal nerves 163 94 69 5.6
Lympnomas and hematopoietic neoplasms 21 16 5 0.7
Metastatic tumors 6 3 3 0.2
Total 2922 1816 1108 100

N = Number; M = Male; F = Female.

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2013 13:14   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-13-14

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