Age and Outcome
April 13, 2017 by Dr. Joung H. Lee, M.D.0
Age was assessed with respect to outcome (GOS) by dividing into 3 groups (based on a review of 800 operative cases, personal series):
Group I: Age less than 60
Group II: Age between 61 and 70
Group III: Age greater than 70
The incidence of “normal” patients (GOS 5) goes down significantly from the Group I to II, then from II to III. Young patient (<60) do very well from meningioma surgery, while older patients fared less optimally. In short, age also does matter in how well patients fare following meningioma surgery.