Prognostic significance of Lymph Node Ratio (LNR): Clinical insights and strategies for routine clinical practice

Rama Jayaraj, Chellan Kumarasamy, Shanthi Sabarimurugan, Madurantakam Royam Madhav, Kartik Lakhotiya, Ramesh Nachimuthu, K. M. Gothandam, Suja Samiappan

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Abstract

To the Editor,

Huang and colleagues have provided some valuable insights into the utility of Lymph Node Ratio (LNR) as a prognostic variable in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, via their systematic review and meta-analysis study, published in the Journal of Oral Oncology [1]. Using the results of the study, the authors draw upon the conclusion that LNR may be a viable independent biomarker in OSCC. Although these conclusions are valid in the context of a said singular study conducted by Huang et al., other studies have presented varying clinical results and findings. We believe that highlighting these studies should be able to provide a better perspective on the clinical considerations of Huang and colleagues’ study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalOral Oncology
Volume91
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

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    Jayaraj, R., Kumarasamy, C., Sabarimurugan, S., Madhav, M. R., Lakhotiya, K., Nachimuthu, R., Gothandam, K. M., & Samiappan, S. (2019). Prognostic significance of Lymph Node Ratio (LNR): Clinical insights and strategies for routine clinical practice. Oral Oncology, 91, 125-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.02.012