Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and mean platelet volume can be a predictor for severity of acute appendicitis.

@article{Yardmc2016NeutrophillymphocyteRA,
  title={Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and mean platelet volume can be a predictor for severity of acute appendicitis.},
  author={Samet Yardımcı and Mustafa {\"U}mit Uğurlu and M{\"u}min Coşkun and Wafi Attaallah and Şevket Cumhur Yeğen},
  journal={Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={163-8}
}
BACKGROUND Early diagnosis of perforation in acute appendicitis (AA) allows surgeons to select the most appropriate treatment. The aim of the present study was to determine whether preoperative neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) could predict perforation in AA. METHODS Data collected from 413 consecutive patients with AA and 100 healthy controls were analyzed retrospectively. Patients were categorized as having had phlegmonous appendicitis, appendicitis with… CONTINUE READING