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Title: Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio is correlated with a delay in feeding resumption following a transhiatal esophagectomy with cervical anastomosis
Authors: El Asmar, Antoine
Ghabi, Elie
Saber, Toufic
Abou-Malhab, Christina
Akl, Bernard
El Rassi, Ziad
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Faculty of Medicine 
Faculty of Medicine 
Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio
Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio
Prognostic tool
Issue Date: 2020-01-14
Publisher: BMC
Part of: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume: 18
Issue: 1
The lymphocytic population, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are prognostic tools predictive of adverse outcomes for several solid tumors and oncologic surgeries, one of which is esophageal adenocarcinoma. Furthermore, delayed resumption of oral feeding postoperatively is associated with significant morbidity. Given the controversies regarding post-op nutritional support in these patients, this study investigates the prognostic role of the lymphocytic percentage, the NLR, and the PLR in predicting prolonged length of hospital stay (LOHS) and ICU stay (LOICUS) as well as delayed oral feeding following transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) for adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG).
DOI: 10.1186/s12957-020-02035-y
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
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