Application of modified primary closure of the pelvic floor in laparoscopic extralevator abdominal perineal excision for low rectal cancer
Yan-Lei Wang, Xiang Zhang, Jia-Jia Mao, Wen-Qiang Zhang, Hao Dong, Fan-Pei Zhang, Shuo-Hui Dong, Wen-Jie Zhang, Yong Dai, Department of Colorectal and Anal Surgery, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Wang YL and Dai Y designed the study; Wang YL, Zhang X and Dai Y performed the surgery; Mao JJ performed subject follow up and control subject data collection; Zhang WQ and Dong SH performed the statistical analysis; Zhang X, Zhang FP, Dong H and Zhang WJ wrote the manuscript; Wang YL, Zhang X, Mao JJ, Zhang WQ, Dong H, Zhang FP, Dong SH, Zhang WJ, Dai Y revised the manuscript for final submission.
Supported by the National Key and Development Program of China, No. 2016YFC0106003; the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81700708/H0712; and the Key and Development Program of Shandong Province, No. 2016GSF201125.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Scientific Research of Shandong University Qilu Hospital.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest related to this study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Yong Dai, MD, PhD, Attending Doctor, Chief Doctor, Surgeon, Department of Colorectal and Anal Surgery, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, No. 107 West Wenhua Road, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, China. email@example.com
Received: May 31, 2018
Peer-review started: May 31, 2018
First decision: June 15, 2018
Revised: June 18, 2018
Accepted: June 30, 2018
Article in press: June 30, 2018
Published online: August 14, 2018