ANDREI IONUT CUCU, CLAUDIA FLORIDA COSTEA, ALEXANDRU CARAULEANU, GABRIELA FLORENTA DUMITRESCU, ANCA SAVA, IOANA SADIYE SCRIPCARIU, VICTOR VLAD COSTAN, SERBAN TURLIUC8, ION POEATA, DANA MIHAELA TURLIUC MENINGIOMAS RELATED TO THE CHERNOBYL IRRADIATION DISASTER IN NORTH-EASTERN ROMANIA BETWEEN 1990 AND 2015 Even if meningiomas are the most common radio-induced tumors that occur in the adult population, the epidemiology of these types of tumors after Chernobyl nuclear accident, is still unclear. This paper aims to determine the tumoral behavior of intracranial meningiomas in North-Eastern Romania, affected by the radioactive cloud from Chernobyl nuclear accident , over a period of 25 years, namely between 1990 and 2015. Our research consists of an analytical, observational, cohort-based and retrospective study, conducted in Prof. Dr. N. Oblu Clinical Emergency Hospital of Iasi, Romania, on a group of 1287 patients diagnosed with intracranial meningiomas and operated between 1990 and 2015. In these period there was an increased number of intracranial meningiomas, with first peak between 1993-1996 and the second peak between 2007-2015, corresponding to 7-10 years and 21-30 years, after the Chernobyl accident. Regarding the annual frequency of histopathologic grading, for grade I meningiomas there were no trend or cyclicity of the cases diagnosed each year, but for grade II and III meningiomas there were an ascending trend in the period 1996-2000, that corresponds to the 10-14 years from the Chernobyl accident.