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Table 1 Patient characteristics (NSCLC: non-small cell lung cancer, SCLC: small cell lung cancer)

From: Prevalence of metastases within the hypothalamic-pituitary area in patients with brain metastases

Sex
 male 434 (50%)
 female 431 (50%)
Age Mean: 64 years (29–90)
 < 64 years 424 (49%)
 > 64 years 441 (51%)
Primary tumor entity involvement of hypothalamus and pituitary gland
 NSCLC 401 (46%) 13/401
 SCLC 121 (14%) 8/121
 Breast 106 (12%) 5/106
 Melanoma 62 (7%) 1/62
 Renal 27 (3%) 0/27
 Colorectal 35 (4%) 2/35
 Other 113 (13%) 6/113
 Number of metastases Mean: 5, median: 2 (range: 1–30)
 Maximum size Mean: 2 cm, median: 1.8 cm (range: 0.2 cm to 11 cm)