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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ahmad Al Maradni, M.D. [2]

Overview

The incidence of ependymoma is approximately 0.05 to 0.08 per 100,000 individuals in the United States.[1] The posterior fossa tumours tend to present more commonly in the paediatric age group (mean age at diagnosis is 6 years of age). Male and female are affected equally by ependymomal tumors.[2]

Epidemiology and Demographics

Incidence

  • The incidence of ependymoma is approximately 0.05 to 0.08 per 100,000 individuals in the United States.[1]

Age

  • The posterior fossa tumors tend to present more commonly among the paediatric age group (mean age at diagnosis is 6 years of age).
  • Subependymoma usually affects people older than 40 years of age.

Gender

  • Males and females are affected equally by ependymomal tumors.[2]
  • Subependymoma more often affects men than women.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 National Cancer Institute. Physician Data Query Database 2015. http://www.cancer.gov/publications/pdq
  2. 2.0 2.1 .Ependymomas Dr Bruno Di Muzio and Dr Frank Gaillard Gold Supporter since June 24, 2015. Radiopaedia.org 2015.http://radiopaedia.org/articles/ependymoma. URL Accessed on 10/12/2015

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