Association of Platelet to Lymphocyte Ratio and Risk of 30-Day Postoperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Aortic Surgical Repair

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Introduction:The predictive value of the platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has been demonstrated in several cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the interest of the preoperative PLR as a predictor of 30-day postoperative outcome in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) undergoing open or endovascular surgical repair.Material and Methods:Two hundred twenty-four consecutive patients with infrarenal AAA were retrospectively included and divided into 4 quartiles according to the value of the preoperative PLR: PLR < 91.5 (group I), 91.5 < PLR < 120.8 (group II), 120.8 < PLR < 163.3 (group III), and PLR > 163.3 (group IV).Results:The AAA diameter was similar among the groups (54.9 mm vs 58.6, 57.5, and 58.7 mm; P = .4655). The proportion of symptomatic AAA and the procedural characteristics did not differ. Patients from group I and IV had significantly higher rates of all-cause postoperative complications compared to group II and III (55.4% and 64.3% vs 39.3% and 46.4%, respectively; P = .0478). The all-cause mortality tended to be higher in group I and IV (7.1% and 8.9% vs 0% and 3.6%, respectively; P = .1305).Conclusion:Extreme values of PLR are associated with a higher risk of complications following AAA surgical repair, suggesting its interest as a biomarker to evaluate the surgical risk.

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