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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, preoperative status, and postoperative state

From: Surgical outcomes and predictors of complication in elderly patients with meningiomas

Demographic overview No. (%)
 Total patients 42 (100%)
Sex
 Female 29 (69.1%)
 Male 13 (30.9%)
Clinical features
 Headache 25 (59.5%)
 Vision impairment 4 (9.5%)
 Seizure 13 (30.9%)
 Gait disturbance 5 (11.9%)
 Speech disorder 3 (7.1%)
 Confusion 8 (19.1%)
 Change in behavior 4 (9.5%)
 Weakness/numbness 6 (14.3%)
 Cerebellar symptoms 4 (9.5%)
Karnofsky Performance Status
 < 70 (26) 26 (61.9%)
 ≤ 70 (16) 16 (38.1%)
 GSS 15.4 ± 2.6
Comorbidities
 Hypertension 30 (71.42%)
 Diabetes 13 (30.95%)
 Cerebrovascular disease 2 (4.8%)
 Liver disease 4 (9.5%)
 Heart disease 3 (7.1%)
 Chronic lung disease 6 (14.3%)
 Smoking 8 (19.1%)
 Supratentorial 30 (71.4%)
 Convexity 23 (54.8%)
 Parasagittal 5 (11.9%)
 Falx 2 (4.8%)
 Skull base 10 (23.8%)
 Olfactory groove 3 (7.1%)
 Sphenoid wing/clinoidal 4 (9.5%)
 Tuberculum sellae 2 (4.8%)
 Tentorial 1 (2.4%)
 Infratentorial 2 (4.8%)
 Posterior fossa (CPA) 1 (2.4%)
 Foramen magnum 1 (2.4%)
Size
 < 3 cm 5 (11.9%)
 3–5 cm 23(54.8%)
 > 5 cm 14 (33.3%)
Peritumoral edema
 Severe 20 (47.6%)
 Mild 17 (40.5%)
 Negligible 5 (11.9%)
Pathology WHO
 Grade I typical 36 (85.7%)
 Transitional 17 (40. 5%)
 Meningothelial 10 (23.8%)
 Fibrous/fibroblastic 5 (11.9%)
 Psammomatous 4 (9.5%)
 Grade II a typical 5 (11.9%)
 Grade III anaplastic 1 (2.4%)
  1. GSS Geriatric Scoring System, WHO World Health Organization, CPA cerebellopontine angle tumor
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