Volume : VIII, Issue : IX, September - 2018

CURRENT TREND OF GLIOBLASTOMA– A 5 YEAR STUDY

Anushuya Ganesan, Prof. Shantha Ravishankar, Prof. Ponnusamy Karkuzhali

Abstract :

Background: The diagnostic aspect of ain tumours is evolving with emphasis on the molecular genetics. Hence there is a need to study the clinicopathological aspects of ain tumours and this article is put forth to have an overview of the burden of Glioblastoma in a tertiary care centre in TamilNadu. Methods: This is a retrospective study involving all the cases of Glioblastoma diagnosed over a period of 5 years at Institute of Neuro–Pathology in a tertiary care centre in TamilNadu. A total of 723 cases of Gliomas were reported over 5 years, from this the Glioblastoma were subcategorised and studied. The age group of the patients with ain tumours ranged from 3 years to 79 years. Result:  It was inferred from our study that of the 723 cases reported as Gliomas, the total number of  patients with Glioblastoma was 219, which accounts for 30.3%. The prevalence of  Glioblastomais 30.3%  distributed among the age group of 14yrs–73yrs. The peak incidence of Glioblastoma was seen in patients above 50 years of age.Conclusion: This study conducted in Tamilnadu has shown that Glioblastoma is the most common primary ain tumours as observed from our study and various other studies. It was found from our study that Glioblastoma, the most aggressive ain tumours needs to be diagnosed for prompt treatment of the patients.

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Anushuya Ganesan, Prof. Shantha Ravishankar, Prof. Ponnusamy Karkuzhali, CURRENT TREND OF GLIOBLASTOMA– A 5 YEAR STUDY, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-9 | September-2018


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