Partial splenectomy using a laparoscopic bipolar radiofrequency device: A case report
Wei-Dong Wang, Jie Lin, Zhi-Qiang Wu, Qing-Bo Liu, Jing Ma, Xiao-Wu Chen, Second Department of General Surgery, the First People’s Hospital of Shunde, Shunde 528300, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: Wang WD, Lin J, Wu ZQ, Liu QB and Chen XW participated in the study design and performance; Ma J collected the clinical data.
Supported by grants from First People’s Hospital of Shunde, Guangdong Province, China.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of The First People’s Hospital of Shunde.
Informed consent: The study participant provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest: No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported.
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Correspondence to: Xiao-Wu Chen, MD, PhD, Second Department of General Surgery, the First People’s Hospital of Shun De, No. 1 Penglai Road, Shunde 528300, Guangdong Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 25, 2014
Peer-review started: September 28, 2014
First decision: October 29, 2014
Revised: November 25, 2014
Accepted: December 16, 2014
Article in press: December 16, 2014
Published online: March 21, 2015