Feasibility of totally laparoscopic gastrectomy without prophylactic drains in gastric cancer patients
Hao Liu, Peng Jin, Xu Quan, Yi-Bin Xie, Fu-Hai Ma, Shuai Ma, Yang Li, Wen-Zhe Kang, Yan-Tao Tian, Department of Pancreatic and Gastric Surgery, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China
Hao Liu, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Second Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun 130041, Jilin Province, China
Author contributions: Liu H and Jin P contributed equally to this work; Xie YB and Xu Q designed the research; Liu H, Jin P, and Ma FH analyzed the data and wrote the main manuscript text; Li Y, Kang WZ, and Ma S collected the patients’ clinical data; Tian YT was involved in study conception and design, data interpretation, manuscript revision, and discussion.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81772642; and Capital’s Funds for Health Improvement and Research, No. CFH 2018-2-4022.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the National Cancer Center Hospital.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: Some or all data and code generated or used during the study are available from the corresponding author by request
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Corresponding author: Yan-Tao Tian, MD, Professor, Surgeon, Department of Pancreatic and Gastric Surgery, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, No. 17 Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100021, China. email@example.com
Received: November 10, 2020
Peer-review started: November 10, 2020
First decision: November 30, 2020
Revised: December 16, 2020
Accepted: March 29, 2021
Article in press: March 29, 2021
Published online: July 14, 2021