Article Abstract

Platelets-to-lymphocyte ratio and esophageal cancer

Authors: Antonios Athanasiou, Michael Spartalis, Eleftherios Spartalis

Abstract

We read with great interest the recent publication by Deng et al. (1) published in the March 2018 issue of Journal of Thoracic Disease. The authors have performed a meta-analysis in order to examine the role of platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in the prognosis of esophageal cancer and also to evaluate the relationship with tumor pathological characteristics.