Low ligation has a lower anastomotic leakage rate after rectal cancer surgery
Jia-Nan Chen, Zheng Liu, Zhi-Jie Wang, Fu-Qiang Zhao, Fang-Ze Wei, Shi-Wen Mei, Hai-Yu Shen, Juan Li, Wei Pei, Zheng Wang, Qian Liu, Department of Colorectal Surgery, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union College, Beijing 100021, China
Jun Yu, Department of Surgery, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21218, United States
Author contributions: Chen JN, Zhao FQ, and Wang ZJ designed the research; Mei SW, Shen HY, Wei FZ and Li J collected the data; Pei W, Wang Z, Liu Z analyzed the data; Chen JN drafted the article; Liu Q and Yu J revised the paper.
Supported by the Medicine and Health Technology Innovation Project of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, No. 2017-12M-1-006; and China Scholarship Council, No. CSC201906210471.
Institutional review board statement: Our investigation received approval from the ethics committee of the National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College.
Informed consent statement: All patients signed informed consent forms.
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Corresponding author: Qian Liu, MD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Surgeon, Department of Colorectal Surgery, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, No. 17 Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100021, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: January 11, 2020
Peer-review started: January 11, 2020
First decision: April 7, 2020
Revised: May 13, 2020
Accepted: May 14, 2020
Article in press: May 14, 2020
Published online: June 15, 2020