Can preoperative neutrophil to lymphocyte, lymphocyte to monocyte, or platelet to lymphocyte ratios differentiate glioblastoma from brain metastasis?

Baran O., Kemerdere R., Korkmaz T. S. , Kayhan A., Tanriverdi T.

MEDICINE, vol.98, no.50, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 50
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/md.0000000000018306
  • Journal Name: MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


This retrospective analysis of patients aims to show the blood levels of preoperative inflammatory markers in patients with glioblastoma and brain metastasis and to provide the diagnostic accuracy of the neutrophil-lymphocyte (NLR), lymphocyte-monocyte (LMR), and platelet-lymphocyte (PLR) ratios between the 2 groups of patients.