Brain tumors

Sherry Hsiang Yi Chou*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Brain tumor is the most common cause of death from intracranial disease, second to stroke ∼18,500 new diagnoses of brain tumor per year in the US in 2005 ∼12,760 deaths from brain tumor per year in the US in 2005 Metastatic brain tumors are twice as prevalent as primary brain tumors in the adult population Overall 5-year survival of all brain tumors is estimated to be 33% The only well-validated risk factor for developing primary brain tumor is ionizing radiation exposure, typically from prior treatment of cancer Gliomas account for ∼33% of all primary brain tumors 67% of all gliomas are high grade gliomas

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Neurocritical Care
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781441968418
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemotherapy
  • Elevated ICP
  • Primary brain tumors
  • Steroids
  • Surgical resection
  • Tumor grade
  • Tumor location
  • XRT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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