Differential analysis of lymph node metastasis in histological mixed-type early gastric carcinoma in the mucosa and submucosa
Qian Zhong, Gui-Fang Xu, Xiu-Qin Fan, Yuan-Yuan Xu, Fei Liu, Shi-Yi Song, Chun-Yan Peng, Lei Wang, Department of Gastroenterology, the Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu Province, China
Qi Sun, Department of Pathology, the Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Zhong Q and Sun Q contributed equally to this work; Zhong Q and Wang L designed the research; Zhong Q and Sun Q contributed to the analysis and interpretation of the data; Xu GF, Fan XQ, Xu YY, Liu F, Song SY and Peng CY contributed to the acquisition of the data; Zhong Q, Wang L and Sun Q wrote the paper; all authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript for publication.
Supported by Medical Science and Technology Development Foundation of Nanjing Department of Health, No. 201402032.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymized clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed by written consent to undergo curative gastrectomy with lymph node dissection.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Lei Wang, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, the Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, No. 321, Zhongshan Road, Gulou District, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu Province, China. email@example.com
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Received: October 5, 2017
Peer-review started: October 6, 2017
First decision: October 31, 2017
Revised: November 11, 2017
Accepted: November 27, 2017
Article in press: November 27, 2017
Published online: January 7, 2018