Colonic pouch confers better bowel function and similar postoperative outcomes compared to straight anastomosis for low rectal cancer
Zhen-Zhou Chen, Wang Huang, Ning-Hui Chai, Zheng-Qiang Wei, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400000, China
Yi-Dan Li, Department of Cardiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400000, China
Author contributions: Chen ZZ and Li YD made substantial contributions to conception and design; Huang W and Chai NH contributed to the acquisition of data, analysis, and interpretation; Chen ZZ wrote the manuscript; Wei ZQ supervised the work and edited the manuscript.
Supported by Chongqing Key Diseases Research and Application Demonstration Program (Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Treatment Technology and Research Application Demonstration), No. 2019ZX003.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by Ethics Committee of The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University (Approval No. 2019-250).
Informed consent statement: Considering that the research was retrospective, the need for patients’ informed written consent was waived.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Neither author has a potential conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Zheng-Qiang Wei, MD, Director, Doctor, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, No. 1 Youyi Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000, China. email@example.com
Received: December 2, 2020
Peer-review started: December 2, 2020
First decision: December 24, 2020
Revised: January 2, 2021
Accepted: January 14, 2021
Article in press: January 14, 2021
Published online: March 27, 2021