Genitourinary function and defecation after colorectal cancer surgery with low- and high-ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery: A meta-analysis
Xiao Bai, Chun-Dong Zhang, Jun-Peng Pei, Dong-Qiu Dai, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110032, Liaoning Province, China
Chun-Dong Zhang, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Dong-Qiu Dai, Cancer Center, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110032, Liaoning Province , China
Author contributions: Bai X and Dai DQ contributed to the study design; Bai X, Pei JP, and Zhang CD carried out the data collection and selection; Bai X carried out the data analysis and writing of the manuscript; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Dong-Qiu Dai, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, No. 4 Chongshan East Road, Shenyang 110032, Liaoning Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: April 22, 2021
Peer-review started: April 22, 2021
First decision: June 4, 2021
Revised: June 12, 2021
Accepted: July 9, 2021
Article in press: July 9, 2021
Published online: August 27, 2021