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World J Gastrointest Surg. Apr 27, 2024; 16(4): 1121-1129
Published online Apr 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i4.1121
Incidence of surgical site infection in minimally invasive colorectal surgery
Lu-Ting Ni, Ru Zhao, Yi-Ru Ye, Yi-Ming Ouyang, Xin Chen
Lu-Ting Ni, Ru Zhao, Yi-Ru Ye, Yi-Ming Ouyang, Xin Chen, Department of Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou 215000, Jiangsu Province, China
Co-first authors: Lu-Ting Ni and Ru Zhao.
Author contributions: Ni LT, Zhao R, Ye YR performed the data extraction; Ni LT, Zhao R performed the primary literature; Ouyang YM analyzed the data; Chen X designed the research study and revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; and all authors read and approved the final version. Ni LT and Zhao R contributed equally to this work. The reasons for designating Ni LT and Zhao R as co-first authors are threefold. Firstly, the research is a team collaboration, and the designation of co-first authors accurately reflects the equal contributions of the two individuals, especially in terms of primary literature writing and data collection. Secondly, the completion of the study requires different people to provide different assistance, and designating co-first authors can bring different perspectives to the study and enrich the content of the research. Thirdly, co-first authors can reflect their respective efforts and contributions, and better reflect the spirit of teamwork. In summary, we believe that designating Ni LT and Zhao R as co-first authors is suitable for our manuscript as it accurately reflects team spirit and equal contribution.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University.
Informed consent statement: All study participants or their legal guardian provided informed written consent about personal and medical data collection prior to study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest pertaining to this article.
Data sharing statement: The technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset are available from the corresponding author at
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Corresponding author: Xin Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Chief Physician, Doctor, Surgeon, Department of Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, No. 899 Pinghai Road, Suzhou 215000, Jiangsu Province, China.
Received: January 19, 2024
Peer-review started: January 19, 2024
First decision: February 5, 2024
Revised: February 12, 2024
Accepted: March 25, 2024
Article in press: March 25, 2024
Published online: April 27, 2024
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Core Tip

Core Tip: The application of robotic surgery in colorectal surgery is becoming increasingly widespread. While it brings convenience of operation, it is still unclear whether it increases the risk of surgical site infection (SSI). The current study compared the incidences of SSI in robot-assisted colorectal surgery and laparoscopic-assisted colorectal surgery, and analyzed potential risk factors associated with SSI after minimally invasive colorectal surgery, to provide guidance for clinical practice.