Laparoscopic resection of lower rectal cancer with telescopic anastomosis without abdominal incisions
Shi-Yong Li, Gang Chen, Jun-Feng Du, Guang Chen, Xiao-Jun Wei, Wei Cui, Fu-Yi Zuo, Bo Yu, Xing Dong, Xi-Qing Ji, Qiang Yuan, Department of General Surgery, General Hospital of PLA Beijing Military Command, Beijing 100700, China
Author contributions: Li SY, Chen Gang, Yu B and Ji XQ designed the surgical strategy; Li SY, Chen Gang, Cui W, Yuan Q and Du JF performed the operation; Wei XJ, Cui W, Dong X, Zuo FY and Chen G analyzed data; Li SY and Du JF wrote the paper.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81041025 and No. 81000189.
Ethics approval: This is a retrospective clinical study, therefore, no approval from the Ethics Committee is required due to the nature of the study design. Authors apply an exemption of clinical trial registration.
Informed consent: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors confirm that this article content has no conflict of interest.
Data sharing: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Shi-Yong Li, MD, Director, Department of General Surgery, General Hospital of PLA Beijing Military Command, 5 Nanmencang, Dongsi Shitiao, Beijing 100700, China. email@example.com
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Received: October 25, 2014
Peer-review started: October 28, 2014
First decision: December 11, 2014
Revised: January 9, 2015
Accepted: February 11, 2015
Article in press: February 11, 2015
Published online: April 28, 2015