Critical analysis of the literature investigating urogenital function preservation following robotic rectal cancer surgery
Sofoklis Panteleimonitis, Jamil Ahmed, Amjad Parvaiz, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Poole Hospital, Dorset BH15 2JB, United Kingdom
Sofoklis Panteleimonitis, Mick Harper, Amjad Parvaiz, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2UP, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Panteleimonitis S and Ahmed J performed the literature search and searched all the retrieved abstracts; Panteleimonitis S wrote the paper; Ahmed J, Harper M and Parvaiz A reviewed and edited the paper to its final format; all authors read and revised the final manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Sofoklis Panteleimonitis, MBChB, BSc, MRCS, Research Fellow in Colorectal Surgery, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2UP, United Kingdom. email@example.com
Received: May 24, 2016
Peer-review started: May 25, 2016
First decision: July 6, 2016
Revised: August 19, 2016
Accepted: September 7, 2016
Article in press: September 8, 2016
Published online: November 27, 2016