Preoperative change of modified Glasgow prognostic score after stenting predicts the long-term outcomes of obstructive colorectal cancer

  • Ryuichiro SatoEmail author
  • Masaya Oikawa
  • Tetsuya Kakita
  • Takaho Okada
  • Tomoya Abe
  • Takashi Yazawa
  • Haruyuki Tsuchiya
  • Naoya Akazawa
  • Masaki Sato
  • Tetsuya Ohira
  • Yoshihiro Harada
  • Haruka Okano
  • Kei Ito
  • Noriaki Ohuchi
  • Takashi Tsuchiya
Original Article



Inflammation-based markers predict the long-term outcomes of various malignancies. We investigated the relationship between the modified Glasgow prognostic score (mGPS) and the long-term outcomes of obstructive colorectal cancer in patients who underwent self-expandable metallic colonic stent placement and subsequently received curative surgery.


We retrospectively analyzed 63 consecutive patients with pathological stage II and III obstructive colorectal cancer from 2013 to 2018. The mGPS was calculated before stenting and surgery, and the difference of the scores was defined as the d-mGPS.


All d-mGPS = 2 patients were > 70 years of age (p = 0.01). Postoperative complications were more common in the preoperative mGPS = 2 group (p = 0.02). The postoperative hospital stay was significantly longer in the mGPS = 2 group (p = 0.007). Multivariate analyses revealed that d-mGPS was an independent prognostic factor for overall survival (OS) (hazard ratio [HR] = 9.18, p = 0.004) and cancer-specific survival (HR = 9.98, p = 0.01). Preoperative mGPS = 2 was significantly associated with poor OS (HR = 5.53, p = 0.04).


The results indicated that mGPS might serve as a valuable indicator of the immunonutritional status of preoperative patients, and a preoperative change of the status might affect the long-term outcomes of patients with obstructive colorectal cancer.


Modified glasgow prognostic score Obstructive colorectal cancer Retrospective study Self-expandable metallic stent 


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest in association with the present study.

Ethical statements

The protocol for this research project was approved by the Ethics Committee of the institution (#2019–0008) and conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryuichiro Sato
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masaya Oikawa
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Kakita
    • 1
  • Takaho Okada
    • 1
  • Tomoya Abe
    • 1
  • Takashi Yazawa
    • 1
  • Haruyuki Tsuchiya
    • 1
  • Naoya Akazawa
    • 1
  • Masaki Sato
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Ohira
    • 2
  • Yoshihiro Harada
    • 2
  • Haruka Okano
    • 2
  • Kei Ito
    • 2
  • Noriaki Ohuchi
    • 1
  • Takashi Tsuchiya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterological SurgerySendai City Medical Center Sendai Open HospitalSendaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologySendai City Medical Center Sendai Open HospitalSendaiJapan

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