Overall survival for the patients with central nervous system (CNS) tumors during 9 years follows up in Markazi province of Iran


Author(s): Ali Nazemi Rafie, Mohsen Dalvandi, Homa Jalili, Alireza Kamali

Background: Brain tumors are one of the important causes of morbidity and mortality, where surgery is usually used to treat tumor. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the postoperative survival of patients with brain tumors in Markazi province of Iran. Methods: In a retrospective study, the medical records of patients with brain tumors after surgery were assessed from 2006 to 2015 in in Vali-e-Asr Hospital, Arak, Iran. The survival time of patients was considered from diagnosis to death. The effects of age, sex, tumor location, size and tumor grade on survival were also evaluated. Data analysis was performed using Cox regression method using SPSS21 software. Results: 51 patients with an average age of 56.67 years were included in the study, of which 72.54% were women. The overall survival rate was 4.58 years, and 2, 5, 10-year survival rates were determined as 90.1, 43.13 and 5.88%, respectively. Conclusion: The results of this study suggested that gender, age, grade and size of tumor had no significant effect on survival, but there was a significant relationship between tumor location and survival rate.

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  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

  • Krzysztof Urbanski

    Head of the Oncology Gynecology Clinic, Oncology Center - Instytut im. Maria Sklodowska Curie, Department in Krakow (Krakow, Poland)

  • Andrzej Szawlowski

    Klinika Nowotworow Gornego Odcinka Uklad Digestii, Oncology Center - Institute (Warsaw, Poland)