Liang Ge, Yu Wang, Quan-Hong Duan, Guo-Jing Liu, Department of Anal and Intestinal Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University, Weifang 261031, Shandong Province, China
Song-Shan Liu, Department of Surgery, Weifang Medical College, Weifang 261031, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Ge L and Liu GJ designed the research, analyzed the data, and wrote the paper; Wang Y, Liu SS, and Duan QH performed the research.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Human Ethics Committee of Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical College.
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Corresponding author: Guo-Jing Liu, MD, Doctor, Department of Anus and Intestine Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University, No. 2428, Yuhe Road, Weifang 26103, Shandong Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 5, 2019
Peer-review started: September 5, 2019
First decision: October 14, 2019
Revised: October 29, 2019
Accepted: November 13, 2019
Article in press: November 13, 2019
Published online: December 7, 2019