Neutrophil-lymphocyte Ratio Findings and Larynx Carcinoma: a Preliminary Study in Turkey


Background: To identify the potential prognostic role of the neutrophil/lymphocyte (N/L) ratio in larynxcarcinoma. Materials and
Methods: Oncologic archive charts of patients with a larynx carcinoma diagnosisbetween the years 2010 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. The inclusion criterion was to be availablewith hemogram test prior to diagnostic procedure. Patients undergoing septorinoplasty comprised the controlgroup.
Results: There were 65 cases in the study and 42 cases in control group meeting inclusion criteria. Ingeneral a non-significant increase in N/L ratio was observed with increasing tumor size and stage (p>0.05) inlarynx carcinoma. The N/L ratio was found to be significantly higher in larynx carcinoma compared to controlgroup (p=0.004).
Conclusions: In conclusion, the N/L ratio was shown to be significantly increased in larynxcarcinomas compared to control group. Further studies are needed to assess any prognostic role.