Biliary drainage strategy of unresectable malignant hilar strictures by computed tomography volumetry
Ei Takahashi, Mitsuharu Fukasawa, Tadashi Sato, Shinichi Takano, Makoto Kadokura, Hiroko Shindo, Yudai Yokota, Nobuyuki Enomoto, First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi 409-3898, Japan
Author contributions: Takahashi E analyzed and interpreted data, drafted the article, and performed biliary stenting; Fukasawa M conceived and designed the study, drafted the article, and performed biliary stenting; Sato T drafted the article and critically revised it for important intellectual content; Takano S, Kadokura M, Shindo H and Yokota Y performed biliary stenting and collected data; Enomoto N critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the University of Yamanashi Institutional Review Board.
Conflict-of-interest: None of the authors have any conflicts of interest.
Data sharing: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Mitsuharu Fukasawa, MD, PhD, First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, 1110 Shimokato, Chuo, Yamanashi 409-3898, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 15, 2014
Peer-review started: October 18, 2014
First decision: December 2, 2014
Revised: December 31, 2014
Accepted: February 12, 2015
Article in press: February 13, 2015
Published online: April 28, 2015