Role of colectomy in preventing recurrent primary sclerosing cholangitis in liver transplant recipients
Bettina M Buchholz, Panagis M Lykoudis, Reena Ravikumar, Joerg M Pollok, Giuseppe K Fusai, Department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Royal Free Hospital London, London NW32QG, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Buchholz BM, Lykoudis PM, Ravikumar R, Pollok JM and Fusai GK designed the study; Buchholz BM and Lykoudis PM performed the literature review and data analysis; Buchholz BM, Lykoudis PM, Ravikumar R and Fusai GK interpreted the data; Buchholz BM wrote the article; Lykoudis PM, Ravikumar R, Pollok JM and Fusai GK critically revised the manuscript for intellectual content; all authors gave final approval of the final version.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: Giuseppe Kito Fusai, MSc, FRCS, Surgeon, Department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW32QG, United Kingdom. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: May 15, 2018
Peer-review started: May 16, 2018
First decision: June 6, 2018
Revised: July 8, 2018
Accepted: July 16, 2018
Article in press: July 16, 2018
Published online: July 28, 2018