Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early esophageal neoplasms using the stag beetle knife
Toshio Kuwai, Toshiki Yamaguchi, Hiroki Imagawa, Ryoichi Miura, Yuki Sumida, Takeshi Takasago, Yuki Miyasako, Tomoyuki Nishimura, Sumio Iio, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hirotaka Kouno, Hiroshi Kohno, Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, Kure 737-0023, Japan
Sauid Ishaq, Department of Gastroenterology, DGH, SGU, WI, Birmingham City University, Birmingham B4 7BD, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Kuwai T designed the research; Yamaguchi T, Imagawa H, Yamaguchi A, Kouno H, Kohno H and Ishaq S contributed by providing critical intellectual input for the revised manuscript; Kuwai T, Miura R, Sumida Y, Takasago T, Miyasako Y, Nishimura T and Iio S analyzed the data; Kuwai T wrote the article.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the National Hospital Organization Kure Medical Center and the Chugoku Cancer Center Institutional Review Board Ethics Committee on 3 October 2016, the study incorporated good clinical practice, conforming to Declaration of Helsinki principles.
Informed consent statement: All patients were informed of the risks and benefits of ESD and provided written informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no conflicts-of-interest related to this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Toshio Kuwai, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, 3-1 Aoyama-cho, Kure 737-0023, Japan. email@example.com
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Received: February 9, 2018
Peer-review started: February 11, 2018
First decision: March 9, 2018
Revised: March 16, 2018
Accepted: March 31, 2018
Article in press: March 30, 2018
Published online: April 21, 2018