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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Retrospective analysis of 104 histologically proven adult brainstem gliomas: clinical symptoms, therapeutic approaches and prognostic factors

  All patients N = 104
Age (years)  
 Median (range) 40 (18 - 89)
Gender, n(%)  
 Male 61 (58.7%)
 Female 43 (41.3%)
KPS (n = 71)  
 Median (Range) 80 (20 - 100)
 ≤ 70 26 (36.6%)
 > 70 45 (63.4%)
Extend of resection  
 Stereotactical biopsy 93 (89.4%)
 Microsurgical operation 11 (10.6%)
Histopathological WHO-diagnosis (n = 101)  
 Oligoastrocytoma II 1 (1.0%)
 Anaplastic oligoastrocytoma III 1 (1.0%)
 Ependymoma II 2 (2.0%)
 Diffuse Astrocytoma II 23 (22.8%)
 Anaplastic astrocytoma III 39 (38.6%)
 Fibrillary astrocytoma 4 (4.0%)
 Pilocytic astrocytoma 17 (16.8%)
 Glioblastoma 14 (13.9%)
WHO grade (n = 103)  
 Low grade 47 (45.6%)
 High grade 56 (54.4%)
First-line treatment (n = 101)  
 External beam radiation 45 (44.6%)
 Radio-/Chemotherapy 22 (21.8%)
 Interstitial radiosurgery 7 (6.9%)
 Chemotherapy 4 (4.0%)
 No tumor specific therapy 23 (22.8%)