Evaluation of CT Scan and MRI Findings of Pathologically Proved Gliomas in an Iranian Population


avatar Morteza Sanei Taheri 1 , * , avatar M Samadian 1 , avatar M Aghaei 2 , avatar A Jalali 3 , avatar M Shakiba 3

1 Assistant professor of neurosurgery, Shahid Beheshti University (MC). , Loghman Hospital, Iran

2 Resident of radiology, Shahid Beheshti University (MC), Shohada Hospital, Iran

3 Research Unit, medical imaging center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran

How to Cite: Sanei Taheri M , Samadian M, Aghaei M, Jalali A, Shakiba M. Evaluation of CT Scan and MRI Findings of Pathologically Proved Gliomas in an Iranian Population. Int J Cancer Manag. 2008;1(4):e80616.


International Journal of Cancer Management: 1 (4); e80616
Published Online: December 31, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 31, 2008
Accepted: December 31, 2008


Purpose: The aim of this study was to report the main CT scan and MRI findings of gliomas in a group of Iranian patients.

Material and Methods: The MRI and CT scan of 96 pathologically proven patients of gliomas were retrospectively evaluated in a period of five years in our university affiliated hospital. We included all cases who had both CT scan and MRI in our study.

Results: Among our patients, 60 (62.5%) were male and 36 (37.5%) were female. The mean age of our patients was 41.8±19.3 (7-78). The most common location of tumor was in the parietal lobes (54.2%) followed by the temporal lobes (52.1%), and the frontal lobes (39.6%). The most common subtype was glioblastoma multiform in 42 patients (43.8%). Edema, cystic formation, and hemorrhage were more frequently found in MRI in comparison with CT scan, while CT scan showed calcification better than MRI.

Conclusion: In contrast to many other studies, the most common site of gliomas in our patients was parietal lobes.


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