Incidence of Supratentorial Metastatic Tumors Study of 20 Cases

  • SHABIR AHMED LEHRI Department of Neurosurgery, Bolan Medical College, Quetta
  • LAILAMA SHAH Department of Neurosurgery, Bolan Medical College, Quetta
Keywords: Metastatic tumors, supratentorial tumors, Debulking, Brain tumors

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the incidence of supratentorial metastatic Tumors in Balochistan.
Material and Methods: Twenty (20) cases of both gender and different age group included in the study. This study was conducted at Neurosurgery Department, BMCH, Quetta from May 2010 to July 2014. Infratentorial metastases were not included in the study.
Study Design: Prospective and Analytic Study.
Results: Twenty patients of both genders were included in the group. The 12 patients were female and 8 male, age of patients range from 20 years to 65 years. The majority of patients were between 35 to 60 years. Debulking of tumor were done in 8 patients while Biopsy taken from the rest of the patients.
Conclusion: Metastatic brain tumors usually occur in adults. Previously the diagnosis was very late, but now a days due to the availability of modern technology the diagnosis made early.

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Published
2019-03-21
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Original Article