Simultaneous partial splenectomy during liver transplantation for advanced cirrhosis patients combined with severe splenomegaly and hypersplenism
Wen-Tao Jiang, Jian Yang, Yan Xie, Qing-Jun Guo, Da-Zhi Tian, Jun-Jie Li, Zhong-Yang Shen, Department of Liver Transplantation, Tianjin First Center Hospital, First Clinical Institute of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300192, China
Wen-Tao Jiang, Yan Xie, Qing-Jun Guo, Da-Zhi Tian, Jun-Jie Li, Zhong-Yang Shen, Organ Transplantation Center, Tianjin First Center Hospital, Tianjin 300192, China
Jian Yang, Department of Hepatological Surgery, Zibo Central Hospital, Zibo 255000, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Jiang WT is the first author; Yang J and Xie Y are the co-first authors; Jiang WT contributed to study conception; Yang J and Xie Y contributed to data collection; Yang J contributed to manuscript drafting; Jiang WT, Yang J, Xie Y, Guo QJ, Tian DZ, Li JJ and Shen ZY contributed critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81870444; Tianjin Natural Science Foundation, No. 19JCQNJC10300; and Spring Bud Plan of Tianjin First Central Hospital, No. TFCHCL201801.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Tianjin First Central Hospital (Approval No. 2019N168KY).
Clinical trial registration statement: This study is registered at Chinese Clinical Trial Registry. The registration identification number is ChiCTR-TRC-10001070.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: Participants gave informed consent for data sharing.
CONSORT 2010 statement: The authors have read the CONSORT 2010 statement, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the CONSORT 2010 statement.
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Corresponding author: Zhong-Yang Shen, MD, Dean, Doctor, Department of Liver Transplantation, Tianjin First Center Hospital, First Clinical Institute of Tianjin Medical University, No. 24 Fukang Road, Nankai District, Tianjin 300192, China. email@example.com
Received: November 25, 2020
Peer-review started: November 25, 2020
First decision: December 8, 2020
Revised: December 20, 2020
Accepted: January 13, 2021
Article in press: January 13, 2021
Published online: February 21, 2021