The predictive value of mean platelet volume in differential diagnosis of non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors from pancreatic adenocarcinomas

Karaman K., Bostanci E. B., Aksoy E., Kurt M., Celep B., Ulas M., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.22, no.6, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: The aim of the present study is to evaluate in a retrospective manner the diagnostic value of mean platelet volume (MPV) in pancreatic adenocarcinomas and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs). Patients and methods: A total of 92 patients, who were admitted for pancreatic adenocarcinoma (n=76) and PNET (n=16) between March 2007 and December 2009, were analyzed retrospectively for demographics and clinical information.