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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC) receiving cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt operation

From: Clinical outcome of cerebrospinal fluid shunts in patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis

Characteristics All patients (n = 70) Metastases (n = 55) Primary brain tumors (n = 15) p value
Median age (range) 53.0 (1–81) 56.0 (34–81) 18.0 (1–66) < 0.001
Gender     0.62
 Male 30 24 6  
 Female 40 31 9  
Shunt type     0.11
 VP 51 38 13  
 LP 19 17 2  
KPS score     0.099
 ≥ 70 41 35 6  
 < 70 29 20 9  
  1. Abbreviations: KPS Karnofsky performance status, LP lumboperitoneal, VP ventriculoperitoneal