The relationship of platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio with clinical outcome and final infarct core in acute ischemic stroke patients who have undergone endovascular therapy

ALTINTAS O., Altintas M. O. , TASAL A., KUCUKDAGLI O. T. , Asil T.

NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH, vol.38, no.9, pp.759-765, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01616412.2016.1215030
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.759-765


Objectives: Of all strokes, 85% are ischemic and intracranial artery occlusion accounts for 80% of these ischemic strokes. Endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke was a new modality aiming at resolution of clots in occluded cerebral arteries. The platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) was introduced as a potential marker to determine increased inflammation, which is a result of releasing many mediators from the platelets. In this study we aimed to evaluate whether the PLR had a prognostic role in stroke patients undergoing thrombectomy and attempted to determine the effect that this ratio had on their survival.