Management of post-gastrectomy anastomosis site obstruction with a self-expandable metallic stent
Ra Ri Cha, Sang Soo Lee, Hyunjin Kim, Hong Jun Kim, Tae-Hyo Kim, Woon Tae Jung, Ok Jae Lee, Chang Yoon Ha, Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Gyeongnam 660-702, South Korea
Kyung Soo Bae, Department of Radiology, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Gyeongnam 660-702, South Korea
Sang-Ho Jeong, Department of Surgery, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Gyeongnam 660-702, South Korea
Author contributions: Cha RR and Ha CY contributed equally to this work; Ha CY designed the study; Ha CY, Lee SS, Kim H, Kim TH, Kim HJ, Jung WT, Lee OJ, Bae KS and Jeong SH performed data collection and analysis; Cha RR, Ha CY and Jeong SH wrote the paper.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the Gyeongsang National University Hospital Institutional Review Board (GNUH 2014-12-007).
Informed consent: All study participants or their legal guardian 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: Chang Yoon Ha, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, 79 Gangnam-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam 660-702, South Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 30, 2014
Peer-review started: September 30, 2014
First decision: October 29, 2014
Revised: November 13, 2014
Accepted: February 5, 2015
Article in press: February 5, 2015
Published online: April 28, 2015