Histopathological changes in the oesophageal mucosa in Egyptian children with corrosive strictures: A single-centre vast experience
Ayman Eskander, Carolyne Ghobrial, Nabil A Mohsen, Sara Tarek, Mortada HF El-Shabrawi, Department of Paediatrics, Kasr Alainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo 11562, Egypt
Bahaa Mounir, Dalia Abd EL-Kareem, Department of Pathology, Kasr Alainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo 11562, Egypt
Author contributions: Eskander A designed the study; Ghobrial C, Mohsen NA, Mounir B, Abd EL-Kareem D and Tarek S participated in the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of the data, and drafted the initial manuscript; El-Shabrawi MH wrote and revised the article critically for important intellectual content.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by ethical committee in our Departments of Pediatrics, Kasr Alainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. The scanned copy of ethical committee approval of the research protocol was attached in submitted files to the journal.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There are no conflicts of interest to report.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement-checklist of items and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement-checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Mortada HF El-Shabrawi, MD, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Kasr Alainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, 1 Gamaa Street, Giza, Cairo 11562, Egypt. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: November 14, 2018
Peer-review started: November 14, 2018
First decision: January 6, 2019
Revised: January 17, 2019
Accepted: January 26, 2019
Article in press: January 26, 2019
Published online: February 21, 2019