Elevated preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of worse survival after resection in patients with brain metastasis.

@article{Mitsuya2017ElevatedPN,
  title={Elevated preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of worse survival after resection in patients with brain metastasis.},
  author={Koichi Mitsuya and Yoko Nakasu and Takeshi Kurakane and Nakamasa Hayashi and Hideyuki Harada and Kazuhiko Nozaki},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={127 2},
  pages={433-437}
}
OBJECTIVE The median postoperative survival duration of patients with brain metastases who undergo tumor resection is 12 months. Most of these patients die of systemic metastases or the progression of primary cancer but not brain metastases. The criteria for indicating resection are still controversial. Systemic assessment is restricted, especially in patients who need emergent management for their large-size or life-threatening brain metastases. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is… CONTINUE READING