Which age groups have the highest prevalence of brain metastasis?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Victor Tse, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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About 60% of patients are aged 50-70 years.

CNS metastasis is not common in children; it accounts for only 6% of CNS tumors in children.

Leukemia accounts for most metastatic CNS lesions in young patients, followed by lymphoma, osteogenic sarcoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma.

Germ-cell tumors are common in adolescents and young adults aged 15-21 years.

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