Skip to main content

Table 3 Surgical factor and recurrence grouped by NLR and PNI status

From: Preoperative neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and prognostic nutritional index predict survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Cases NLR PNI
  <2.5 ≥2.5 P value <50 ≥50 P value
Type of resection
 Segmentectomy 33 17 0.997 20 30 0.959
 Lobectomy 186 98   135 196  
Surgical Approach
 VATS 142 64 0.044 74 132 0.005
 Thoracotomy 77 51   62 66  
Recurrence
 Negative 173 77 0.016 90 160 0.003
 Positive 46 38   46 38  
First recurrence site
 Local 15 12 0.154 11 16 0.193
 Distant 24 19   27 16  
 Both 7 7   8 6  
  1. NLR neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, PNI prognostic nutritional index, VATS video-assisted thoracic surgery