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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of survivors of childhood brain tumor

From: Behavioral outcome among survivors of childhood brain tumor: a case control study

CharacteristicsMean (± SD)
Age at diagnosis, year7.2 (3.6)
Age at study entry, year12.5 (3.7)
Time from end of treatment to study, year5.5 (3.9)
 N (%)
Pathology
 Medulloblastoma14 (36.8)
 Germ Cell Tumor10 (26.3)
 Craniopharygioma5 (13.2)
 Glioma2 (5.3)
 PNET2 (5.3)
 Others5 (13.2)
Tumour location
 Supratentorial21 (55.3)
 Infratentorial17 (44.7)
Treatment
 Tumor excision only2 (5.3)
 Tumor excision + radiotherapy6 (15.8)
 Tumor excision + radiotherapy + chemotherapy20 (52.6)
 Tumor excision + chemotherapy3 (7.9)
 Biopsy + radiotherapy + chemotherapy2 (5.3)
 Biopsy + radiotherapy2 (5.3)
 Chemotherapy + radiotherapy2 (5.3)
 Radiotherapy only1 (0.9)
Complications from disease and treatmentN (%)
Hydrocephalus
 Yes24 (63.2)
 No14 (36.8)
Shunt
 Yes23 (60.5)
 No15 (39.5)
Intracranial infection after diagnosis (ventriculitis)
 Yes2 (5.3)
 No36 (94.7)
Relapse
 Yes6 (15.8)
 No32 (84.2)
Disability (Physical, Hearing and Visual)
 Yes28 (73.7)
 No10 (26.3)
Type of disability
 Physical impairment13 (34.2)
 Hearing impairment7 (18.4)
 Visual impairment25 (65.8)
Endocrinopathy
 Yes19 (50)
 No19 (50)