Mean platelet volume and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: can they be predictive value in diagnosis?


adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, neutrophil/ lymphocyte ratio, mean platelet volume, cobb angle

Published online: Nov 05 2023


1 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Malatya Training and Research Hospital , Malatya, Turkey
2 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Abant Izzet Baysal University, School of Medicine, Bolu, Turkey
3 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Çekirge Public Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
4 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Atatürk Public Hospital , Düzce ,Turkey


In our study, we evaluated whether mean platelet volume (MPV) and neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) are predictive values in the diagnosis of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in patients diagnosed with scoliosis in our clinic. Approximately 15000 patients who applied to our spine outpatient clinic with the suspicion of scoliosis between 2011 and 2018 were reviewed retrospectively. 292 patients were included in the study. The patients were divided into 3 groups. Group 1; control group group 2; group with the possibility of developing scoliosis under follow-upand group 3; the patient group diagnosed with scoliosis. Spinal curvature degrees of the patients were measured using the Cobb method. The MPV and NLR values of the patients were compared with the degree of curvature measured by the cobb method. NLR was 2.17 ± 2.10 K/ul in Group 1, 2.42 ± 1.76 K/ul in Group 2, and 2.72 ± 3.91 K/ul in Group 3. Although the NLR of the 3rd group was higher than the other 2 groups, it was not statistically significant. (p > 0.05). MPV was 7.90 ± 1.07 fL in Group 1, 7.95 ±1.39 fL in Group 2, 8.33 ± 1.37 fL in Group 3.MPV was higher in Group 3 and was found to be statistically significant (p=0.024). After adjusting for the effects of gender and age variables on the groups, the difference in MPV between groups became more significant (p=0.017) . While there was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of NLR, it was observed that MPV was statistically significantly higher in patients with AIS.Could this relationship be a promising inflammatory marker for AIS? We think that this question should be answered by studies involving larger patient and control groups.