Novel and safer endoscopic cholecystectomy using only a flexible endoscope via single port
Hirohito Mori, Nobuya Kobayashi, Hideki Kobara, Noriko Nishiyama, Shintaro Fujihara, Taiga Chiyo, Maki Ayaki, Tsutomu Masaki, Department of Gastroenterology and Neurology, Kagawa University, Kita, Kagawa 761-0793, Japan
Hirohito Mori, Takashi Nagase, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Ehime Rosai Hospital, Niihama, Ehime 792-8550, Japan
Author contributions: Mori H was responsible for conceiving the research and drafting the article; Kobayashi N, Kobara H, Nishiyama N, Fujihara S, Chiyo T, Ayaki M, Nagase T participated equally in the work; Masaki T provided a critical revision of the manuscript for intellectual content and was responsible for the final approval of the manuscript.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: Animal experiments were performed in the Preclinical Animal Laboratory of Kagawa University, Japan. All experimental procedures were performed according to the guidelines for the care and use of animals as established by Kagawa University, Japan.
Conflict-of-interest statement: To the best of our knowledge, no conflict of interest exists.
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Correspondence to: Hirohito Mori, MD, PhD, Department of Gastroenterology and Neurology, Kagawa University, 1750-1 Ikenobe, Miki, Kita, Kagawa 761-0793, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 11, 2015
Peer-review started: October 12, 2015
First decision: November 5, 2015
Revised: November 9, 2015
Accepted: December 14, 2015
Article in press: December 14, 2015
Published online: April 7, 2016