Serum endocan and preoperative systemic inflammatory markers in patients with epilepsy

Ozdemir A. F. , KEMERDERE R., Orhan B., Emre H. O. , Inal B. B. , Kayhan A., ...More

NEUROCHIRURGIE, vol.66, no.1, pp.29-35, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.neuchi.2019.09.025
  • Title of Journal : NEUROCHIRURGIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-35


Objective. - The mechanisms underlying epileptogenesis are still a focus of experimental and clinical research. Inflammation and angiogenesis are the two main topics that have been an area of interest recently. The present study assessed serum levels of endocan, an inflammatory and angiogenesis-promoting molecule, and of preoperative inflammatory markers (neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and plateletlymphocyte ratio (PLR)) in adult patients undergoing epilepsy surgery.