Preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is a predictor of survival after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma: a retrospective analysis.

@article{Mano2013PreoperativeNR,
  title={Preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is a predictor of survival after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma: a retrospective analysis.},
  author={Yohei Mano and Ken Shirabe and Yo-ichi Yamashita and Norifumi Harimoto and Eiji Tsujita and Kazuki Takeishi and Shinichi Aishima and Toru Ikegami and Tomoharu Yoshizumi and Takeharu Yamanaka and Yoshihiko Maehara},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={258 2},
  pages={301-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To clarify the prognostic value of the preoperative blood neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients undergoing hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). BACKGROUND Although a high NLR has been reported to be a predictor of poor survival in patients with various cancers, it has not been extensively examined in patients with HCC. METHODS This retrospective study enrolled 958 patients who underwent hepatectomy without preoperative therapy for HCC from 1996 to 2009… CONTINUE READING

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