2005, Number 5-6
Med Crit 2005; 19 (5-6)
Corona JF, Espíritu LJP, Gutiérrez MCA
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: One the most important cause of admission to the ICU are postoperative brain tumors.
Objective: To know the incidence of brain tumors our hospital.
Design: Retrospective study.
Setting: ICU of a tertiary care hospital, Guadalajara, Jalisco; Mexico.
Patients: Two hundred and sixty-seven postoperative patients of brain tumors (129 men, 138 women) admitted to the ICU during a 30-month period were studied.
Results: Meningioma was the most frequent tumor found, followed by pituitary adenomas (14.2%), glioma 6.8% schwannoma 6.8%, astrocytoma 6%, pharingyoma 4.5%, oligodendroglioma 3.8% glioblastoma multiforme 3.4%, metastatic tumors 3%, ependymoma 2.6% and others 11%.
Conclusion: In this study, the tumor that found with more frequency was the meningioma.