Flushing as atypical initial presentation of functional gallbladder neuroendocrine carcinoma: A case report
Ming Jin, Bo Zhou, Qi-Yi Zhang, Xiang Zheng, Yuan-Cong Jiang, Sheng Yan, Department of General Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, Zhejiang Province, China
Xiong-Ling Jiang, Department of Pathology, First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Jin M and Zhou B reviewed the literature, acquired the data and contributed to manuscript drafting; Jiang XL analyzed and interpreted the pathological and immunohistochemical findings, and contributed to manuscript drafting; Zhang QY was the patient’s surgeon, acquired the data, and contributed to manuscript drafting; Zheng X and Jiang YC analyzed and interpreted the imaging findings and contributed to manuscript drafting; Yan S acquired the data and was responsible for the revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content; All authors issued final approval for the version to be submitted.
Supported by The National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81572975; Key Research and Development Project of Science and Technology Department of Zhejiang, China, No. 2015C03053.
Informed consent statement: Informed written consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this report and any accompanying images.
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Corresponding author: Sheng Yan, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, No. 88 Jiefang Road, Hangzhou 310009, Zhejiang Province, China. email@example.com
Received: September 21, 2019
Peer-review started: September 21, 2019
First decision: November 4, 2019
Revised: December 31, 2019
Accepted: January 11, 2020
Article in press: January 11, 2020
Published online: February 14, 2020