Does the discrepancy in histologic differentiation between a forceps biopsy and an endoscopic specimen necessitate additional surgery in early gastric cancer?
Jae Seung Soh, Hyun Lim, Ho Suk Kang, Jong Hyeok Kim, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Hallym College of Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang 14068, South Korea
Kab Choong Kim, Department of Surgery, University of Hallym College of Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang 14068, South Korea
Author contributions: Soh JS and Kim KC designed the research; Soh JS, Lim H, Kang HS, Kim JH and Kim KC performed the research; Soh JS and Kim KC collected and analyzed data; Soh JS and Lim H performed the literature review; Soh JS wrote the manuscript; Kim KC supervised the review.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the local ethics committee at Hallym Sacred Heart Medical Center (IRB 2016-I129).
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: The authors have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Kab Choong Kim, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, University of Hallym College of Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, 22 Gwanpyeong-ro 170-gil, Dongan-gu, Anyang 14068, South Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 24, 2017
Peer-review started: March 29, 2017
First decision: May 5, 2017
Revised: May 9, 2017
Accepted: June 6, 2017
Article in press: June 7, 2017
Published online: August 15, 2017