Prognostic Value of Mean Platelet Volume in Glioblastoma Multiforme


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TAHTACI G., GÜNEL N., ÜNER A., TAHTACI M.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.29, no.4, pp.336-339, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2018.90
  • Title of Journal : GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-339

Abstract

Objectives: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary malignant brain tumor. Despite optimal treatment (maximal surgical resection, adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy), the prognosis is very poor. Beside known prognostic factors, there is no method at the time of diagnosis to predict recurrence. We aimed to identify mean platelet volume (MPV) as an indicator of prognosis in GBM.