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Prognostic value of perioperative red blood cell transfusion and anemia on survival and recurrence in oral squamous cell carcinoma

Spanier, Gerrit ; Böttcher, Janika ; Gerken, Michael ; Fischer, René ; Roth, Gabriel ; Lehn, Petra ; Klingelhöffer, Christoph ; Meier, Johannes K. ; Fraccaroli, Alessia ; Tischer, Johanna ; Ettl, Tobias ; Klinkhammer-Schalke, Monika ; Reichert, Torsten E. ; Spoerl, Steffen


Objective: To evaluate the prognostic effect of allogenic red blood cell transfusion (RBT) and preoperative anemia in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) undergoing primary tumor resection. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of 621 patients, diagnosed with OSCC receiving tumor resection in curative intention. Preoperative anemia and perioperative RBT were evaluated ...


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