Vascular anatomy of inferior mesenteric artery in laparoscopic radical resection with the preservation of left colic artery for rectal cancer
Ke-Xin Wang, Zhi-Qiang Cheng, Zhi Liu, Xiao-Yang Wang, Dong-Song Bi, Department of General Surgery, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Wang KX and Bi DS designed the study and wrote the manuscript; Wang KX and Liu Z instructed the whole study and prepared the figures; Wang KX and Wang XY collected and analyzed the data; Wang KX, Cheng ZQ, Liu Z, and Bi DS performed the operations; all authors have approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81471020; Shandong Medical and Health Technology Development Project, No. 2014WS0148; Qilu Hospital of Shandong University Scientific Research Funding, No. 2015QLMS32; and Shandong University Basic Scientific Research Funding (Qilu Hospital Clinical Research Project), No. 2014QLKY21.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Qilu Hospital of Shandong University.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare there are no competing interests in this study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
CONSORT 2010 statement: The experimental method of this study was not a randomized controlled trial.
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Correspondence to: Dong-Song Bi, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, 107#, Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 27, 2018
Peer-review started: July 2, 2018
First decision: July 11, 2018
Revised: July 17, 2018
Accepted: July 22, 2018
Article in press: July 21, 2018
Published online: August 28, 2018