Gastrointestinal tract injuries after thermal ablative therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma: A case report and review of the literature
Teresa Marzia Rogger, Andrea Michielan, Sandro Sferrazza, Cecilia Pravadelli, Luisa Moser, Flora Agugiaro, Giovanni Vettori, Sonia Seligmann, Elettra Merola, Giovanni de Pretis, Department of Surgery, Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, Trento 38122, Italy
Marcello Maida, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, S.Elia-Raimondi Hospital, Caltanissetta, Caltanissetta 93100, Italy
Francesco Antonio Ciarleglio, Alberto Brolese, Department of Surgery, Hepato-biliary Surgery Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, Trento 38122, Italy
Author contributions: Pravadelli C, Michielan A and Sferrazza S contributed to study concept and design; Rogger TM, Michielan A, Sferrazza S, Pravadelli C, Maida M and Ciarleglio FA contributed to drafting of the manuscript; Moser L, Seligmann S, Vettori G, Agugiaro F and Merola E contributed to critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content; Brolese A and de Pretis G contributed to study supervision and final approval.
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Corresponding author: Andrea Michielan, MD, Doctor, Department of Surgery, Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, Largo Medaglie D’Oro 9, Trento 38122, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: June 28, 2020
Peer-review started: June 28, 2020
First decision: July 28, 2020
Revised: August 11, 2020
Accepted: September 1, 2020
Article in press: September 1, 2020
Published online: September 21, 2020