Endoscopic ultrasound-guided through-the-needle microforceps biopsy and needle-based confocal laser-endomicroscopy increase detection of potentially malignant pancreatic cystic lesions: A single-center study
Carlos Robles-Medranda, Juan I Olmos, Miguel Puga-Tejada, Roberto Oleas, Jorge Baquerizo-Burgos, Martha Arevalo-Mora, Raquel Del Valle Zavala, Joao Autran Nebel, Daniel Calle Loffredo, Hannah Pitanga-Lukashok
Carlos Robles-Medranda, Juan I Olmos, Miguel Puga-Tejada, Roberto Oleas, Jorge Baquerizo-Burgos, Martha Arevalo-Mora, Raquel Del Valle Zavala, Joao Autran Nebel, Daniel Calle Loffredo, Hannah Pitanga-Lukashok, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Division, Instituto Ecuatoriano de Enfermedades Digestivas, Guayaquil 090505, Ecuador
Author contributions: Robles-Medranda C contributed to study conception, design, drafting; Olmos JI, Del Valle Zavala R, Nebel JA, Calle Loffredo D and Pitanga-Lukashok H contributed to study design, acquisition of data; Puga-Tejada M and Oleas R contributed to study design; Baquerizo-Burgos J, Puga-Tejada M and Oleas R contributed to study drafting, acquisition/analysis of data; Arevalo-Mora M did final database study consolidation and encryption, data acquisition; Robles-Medranda C, Olmos JI, Del Valle Zavala R, Nebel JA, Calle Loffredo D, Pitanga-Lukashok H, Puga-Tejada M, Oleas R and Arevalo-Mora M contributed to critical revision of important intellectual content; all authors did final approval of the version to be published.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Instituto Ecuatoriano de Enfermedades Digestivas.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, and their legal guardians, provided informed written consent prior to study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Robles-Medranda C reports other from Pentax Medical, other from Boston Scientific, other from Steris, other from Medtronic, other from Motus, other from Micro-tech, other from G-Tech Medical Supply, other from CREO Medical, other from Mdconsgroup, outside the submitted work; The other authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: The data that support the findings of this study are openly available by contacting the corresponding author.
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: Carlos Robles-Medranda, FASGE, MD, Chief Doctor, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Division, Instituto Ecuatoriano de Enfermedades Digestivas, Av. Abel Romero Castillo y Av. Juan Tanca Marengo, Torre Vitalis, Mezanine 3, Guayaquil 090505, Ecuador. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: July 27, 2021
Peer-review started: July 27, 2021
First decision: November 11, 2021
Revised: December 15, 2021
Accepted: February 27, 2022
Article in press: February 27, 2022
Published online: March 16, 2022