Does preoperative platelet count and thrombocytosis play a prognostic role in patients undergoing nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma? Results of a comprehensive retrospective series
World Journal of Urology, 08/21/2012
Brookman–May S et al. – Preoperative thrombocytosis (TC) turned out an independent predictor for decreased cancer–specific survival (CSS) in patients undergoing surgery for localized renal cell carcinoma. However, significant improvement of multivariable models comprising standard clinical and pathological parameters by the inclusion of TC is not achieved. In metastatic disease, TC did not reveal an independent influence on CSS.