Prospective real-time evaluation of diagnostic performance using endocytoscopy in differentiating neoplasia from non-neoplasia for colorectal diminutive polyps (≤ 5 mm)
Takahiro Utsumi, Yasushi Sano, Mineo Iwatate, Hironori Sunakawa, Akira Teramoto, Daizen Hirata, Santa Hattori, Wataru Sano, Noriaki Hasuike, Gastrointestinal Center and Institute of Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Care (iMEC), Sano Hospital, Hyogo 655-0031, Japan
Kazuhito Ichikawa, Takahiro Fujimori, Department of Pathology, Shinko Hospital, Hyogo 651-0072, Japan
Author contributions: Utsumi T, Sano Y, Iwatate M, Sunakawa H, Teramoto A, Hirata D, Sano W, Hasuike N, Ichikawa K and Fujimori T designed the study; Utsumi T collected the data; Utsumi T, Sano Y and Iwatate M drafted the study, analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board at Sano Hospital.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent for the procedures was obtained from all patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Yasushi Sano, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor, Gastrointestinal Center and Institute of Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Care (iMEC), Sano Hospital, 2-5-1 Shimizugaoka, Tarumi-ku, Hyogo 655-0031, Japan. email@example.com
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Received: December 17, 2017
Peer-review started: December 17, 2017
First decision: January 6, 2018
Revised: January 10, 2018
Accepted: March 6, 2018
Article in press: March 6, 2018
Published online: April 15, 2018