Relationship between celiac artery variation and number of lymph nodes dissection in gastric cancer surgery
Guang-Chuan Mu, Yuan Huang, Zhi-Bai Chen, Xiang-Hua Wu, Xin-Gan Qin, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Zhi-Ming Liu, Department of General Surgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530000, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Yan-Jun Zeng, Biomechanics and Medical Information Institute, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
Author contributions: Huang Y designed this study; Liu ZM, Wu XH, Qin XG, Chen ZB, and Zeng YJ conducted the study; Huang Y, Mu GC, and Chen ZB collected the data; Mu GC and Chen ZB interpreted the results; Mu GC and Huang Y drafted the article; Liu ZM revised the paper; All authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no conflicts-of-interest related to this article.
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Corresponding author: Yuan Huang, MD, Professor, Surgeon, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, No. 6 Shuangyong Street, Nanning 530021, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 9, 2019
Peer-review started: January 9, 2019
First decision: January 18, 2019
Revised: February 27, 2019
Accepted: March 12, 2019
Article in press: March 13, 2019
Published online: June 15, 2019