Comparison between laparoscopic and open surgery for large gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A meta-analysis
Jian-Xin Cui, Yun-He Gao, Hong-Qing Xi, Ai-Zhen Cai, Ke-Cheng Zhang, Ji-Yang Li, Bo Wei, Lin Chen, Department of General Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
Author contributions: Cui JX, Gao YH and Xi HQ contributed equally to this work; Wei B and Chen L conceived the project; Cui JX and Gao YH independently searched references and took charge of data extraction and statistical analysis; Xi HQ searched references and extracted the parameters from each study; Cai AZ, Zhang KC and Li JY participated in the manuscript revision; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by National Program on Key Basic Research Project of China, No. 2014CBA02002; National Key Research and Development Plan, No. 2016YFC0905302; National Natural Science Foundation of China, Nos. 81672319 and 81602507; and Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Project, No. D131100005313010.
Conflict-of-interest statement: This work was presented as an e-poster at the 12th International Gastric Cancer Congress (IGCC), April 20-23, 2017. We have no financial relationship to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Lin Chen, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of General Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, 28 Fuxing Road, Beijing 100853, China. email@example.com
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Received: October 23, 2017
Peer-review started: October 24, 2017
First decision: November 23, 2017
Revised: December 4, 2017
Accepted: December 6, 2017
Article in press: December 6, 2017
Published online: January 15, 2018