Roberto Montalti, Giammauro Berardi, Roberto Ivan Troisi, Department of General and Hepato-Biliary Surgery, Liver Transplantation Service, Ghent University Hospital and Medical School, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Roberto Montalti, Marco Vivarelli, Department of Gastroenterology and Transplantation Surgery, Polytechnic University of Marche-Ospedali Riuniti, 60126 Ancona, Italy
Alberto Patriti, Division of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, General Hospital of Spoleto, 06049 Spoleto, Italy
Author contributions: Montalti R and Berardi G contributed to acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the article and final approval; Patriti A and Vivarelli M interpretated data, revised the article and made final approval; Troisi RI contributed to conception and design of the study, critical revision, final approval of the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors deny any conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Roberto Ivan Troisi, MD, PhD, FEBS, Professor, Department of General and Hepato-Biliary Surgery, Liver Transplantation Service, Ghent University Hospital and Medical School, De Pintelaan 185, 2K12 IC, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 11, 2015
Peer-review started: January 12, 2015
First decision: March 10, 2015
Revised: March 25, 2015
Accepted: May 7, 2015
Article in press: May 7, 2015
Published online: July 21, 2015