To evaluate Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) which one of the astrocytic malignant central nervous system in Kerman province in Iran, the cross sectional study was designed. Of 120 patients with GBM in Kerman province were entered to evaluation. The incidence of Glioblastoma multiforme was estimated 6 cases per 100000 general population. The sex ratio was 2:1 (male:female). The average age of patients was 52.7±17.6 with range of 3 to 80 years old. The most frequent age group in both sexes was upper 60 years old. Hemispheres were the commonest sites of tumor, specially parietal and temporal. Headache was the most prevalent symptom. Present findings determined that GBM are the frequent malignant brain tumors with male predominancy and occurrence during sixth and seventh decades of life. Hemispheres are the most prevalent location in brain and headache with nausea/vomiting is common.
Reza Malekpourafshar , Tooraj-Reza Mirshekari , Ali Ebrahiminejad and Rezvan Mirshekari , 2006. The Glioblastoma Multiforme in Kerman-Iran, 1994-2004. International Journal of Cancer Research, 2: 109-112.