Mean Platelet Volume, Red Cell Distribution Width, and Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Before and After Surgery in Patients With Carotid Body Tumors

Bozan N., Koçak Ö. F., Dinç M. E., DEMIR C. Y., Turan M., Kıroğlu A. F.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.28, no.7, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Carotid body tumors (CBTs) are rare hypervascular benign tumors that originate from the paraganglia at the carotid bifurcation. The red cell distribution width (RDW), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and mean platelet volume (MPV) may serve as markers in inflammatory, cardiovascular, and neoplastic diseases. However, their prognostic value in CBTs is unknown. The purpose of this study was to assess the leukocyte count, MPV, RDW, and NLR before and after surgery in patients with CBTs.