Importance of surgical margin in the outcomes of hepatocholangiocarcinoma
Ka Wing Ma, Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Kenneth Siu Ho Chok, Department of Surgery and State Key Laboratory for Liver Research, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Author contributions: Ma KW designed and performed the research, conducted the statistical analysis, and wrote the manuscript; Chok KSH designed and supervised the research and provided clinical advice.
Institutional review board statement: Institutional review was not required for this retrospective study.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent to the study from patients was not required because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after written consent to treatment had been obtained from patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Kenneth Siu Ho Chok, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, the University of Hong Kong, 102 Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong, China. email@example.com
Received: January 20, 2017
Peer-review started: January 23, 2017
First decision: February 17, 2017
Revised: March 14, 2017
Accepted: April 6, 2017
Article in press: April 10, 2017
Published online: May 8, 2017