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Predictive value of preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio on the prognosis of germ cell testicular tumors.

Journal article
Authors Deniz Bolat
Özgu Aydogdu
Salih Polat
Serkan Yarımoğlu
İbrahim Halil Bozkurt
Tarık Yonguç
Volkan Şen
Published in Turkish journal of urology
Volume 43
Issue 1
Pages 55-61
ISSN 2149-3235
Publication year 2017
Published at
Pages 55-61
Language en
Subject categories Urology and Nephrology


We investigated the prognostic value of preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) on germ cell testicular tumors (GCT).The data of 53 patients who underwent inguinal orchiectomy were analyzed retrospectively. NLR was calculated from the preoperative complete blood cell counts. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was performed to find the threshold values for NLR. Correlations between cancer-specific survival (CSS) and progression-free survival (PFS) and NLR were evaluated.The mean follow-up time was 23.55±18.06 months. The mean level of NLR was 3.08±1.81. Optimal threshold values of NLR was calculated as 3.55 for PFS (area under curve, AUC: 0.55) and 3.0 for CSS (AUC: 0.66). For patients with a NLR of <3.55 and NLR of ≥3.55, mean times-to-progression were 55.71 months (95% CI, 51.27-60.14) and 51.95 months (95% CI, 38.02-65.87, p=0.152), respectively. As well as, for patients with a NLR of <3.0 and NLR of ≥3.0, mean times-to-cancer specific death were 54.72 months (95% CI, 49.05-60.38) and 49.43 months (95% CI, 37.64-61.22, p=0.119), respectively.Preoperative NLR is not a useful tool to predict the prognosis of patients with GCT.

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