Table 1

Seizure frequency within different primary brain tumours and within cerebral metastases from various primary tumours

Cerebral tumour

Frequency


Primary brain tumours


Malignant Glioma

50%


Low Grade Glioma

75%


Dysembryoblastic neuroepithelial

100%


Ganglioglioma

90%


PCNSL

10%


Cerebral metastases


Melanoma

67%


Lung

39%


Unknown histology

25%


Gastrointestinal tumours

21%


Breast cancer

16%


Non Hodgkin Lymphoma

15%


Gynaecological

11%


Prostate cancer

0%


Others

12%


Total

20-40%


Other neurooncological disease


Neoplastic Meningitis

10%


Oncological patients in general

14%


From Oberndorfer and Grisold (2008) [77] with permission of the author and the publisher.

Salih et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:71   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-71

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