Can Simple Parameters such as Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio and Neutrophil Count Predict the Nature of Adrenal Masses?

Dagmura H., Daldal E.

CLINICAL LABORATORY, vol.67, no.1, pp.165-172, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.7754/clin.lab.2020.200513
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-172
  • Keywords: adrenal, adrenocortical carcinoma, diagnosis, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, ADRENOCORTICAL CARCINOMA, COLORECTAL-CANCER, PLATELET, INCIDENTALOMA, RECURRENCE, RESECTION, SURVIVAL, MARKERS, SCORE
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Background: The immune system responds to many diseases by triggering an inflammatory response, which in turn produces changes in the formulation of blood elements in the circulation. Certain parameters derived from the complete blood count, mainly the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), have been used as biomarkers in the diagnosis and prognosis of solid tumors.