Meta-Analysis
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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 21, 2014; 20(35): 12649-12656
Published online Sep 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i35.12649
Kudo’s pit pattern classification for colorectal neoplasms: A meta-analysis
Ming Li, Syed Mohsin Ali, Syeda Umm-a-OmarahGilani, Jing Liu, Yan-Qing Li, Xiu-Li Zuo
Ming Li, Syed Mohsin Ali, Syeda Umm-a-OmarahGilani, Jing Liu, Yan-Qing Li, Xiu-Li Zuo, Department of Gastroenterology, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Li M, Ali SM contributed equally to this manuscript; Li M designed the research and critically revised the manuscript; Ali SM, Umm-a-OmarahGilani S and Liu J performed the research; Li M contributed analytic tools; Li M and Ali SM analyzed the data; Ali SM wrote the paper; Li YQ and Zuo XL approved, supervised and financially supported this study.
Correspondence to: Xiu-Li Zuo, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, 107 Wen Hua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, China. xiulizuo@gmail.com
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Received: November 30, 2013
Revised: April 3, 2014
Accepted: May 12, 2014
Published online: September 21, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: According to the current available evidence, Kudo’s pit pattern classification is an accurate diagnostic method for the differentiation of neoplastic and non-neoplastic colorectal lesions. The risk of potential publication bias should be noted.