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Table 1 Patient data

From: The impact of preoperative language mapping by repetitive navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation on the clinical course of brain tumor patients

  GROUP 1 GROUP 2 p-value
Mean age (years) 46.8 ± 11.2 44.5 ± 15.0 0.5490
Gender (%) male 64.0 68.0 0.7653
female 36.0 32.0
Histology (%) AVM 12.0 4.0 0.2419
Metastasis 4.0 4.0
WHO grade I 0.0 8.0
WHO grade II 12.0 32.0
WHO grade III 20.0 8.0
WHO grade IV 52.0 44.0
Mean tumor diameter (cm) 3.5 ± 1.6 4.0 ± 1.5 0.2393
Median preoperative Karnofsky performance status (%) 90 (95% CI 87.6 – 92.4) 90 (95% CI 86.7 – 93.3) 0.3444
Preoperative language deficit (%) none/mild 72.0 68.0 0.7576
medium/severe 28.0 32.0
  1. Patient-related characteristics including mean age, gender, lesion type, mean lesion diameter, median initial Karnofsky performance status (KPS), and preoperative language function status are provided by this table for both patient groups.