Antonella Delvecchio, Unit of General Surgery, "A. Perrino" Hospital, Ceglie Messapica 70124, Bari, Italy
Riccardo Inchingolo, Interventional Radiology Unit, "F. Miulli" General Regional Hospital, Acquaviva delle Fonti 75100, Italy
Rita Laforgia, Unit of Laparoscopic Surgery, University of Bari, Bary 70124, Italy
Francesca Ratti, Unit of Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Surgery, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan 20132, Italy
Maximiliano Gelli, Department of Surgical Oncology, Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus Grand Paris, Villejuif 94800, France
Massimiliano Ferdinando Anelli, Javier Briceño, Department of General Surgery, Reina Sofia University Hospital, Cordoba 14004, Spain
Alexis Laurent, Department of Digestive and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Henry Mondor University Hospital, Creteil 94000, France
Giulio Vitali, Division of Transplantation, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva 44041, Switzerland
Paolo Magistri, Giacomo Assirati, Fabrizio di Benedetto, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena 42121, Italy
Emanuele Felli, Taiga Wakabayashi, Patrick Pessaux, Department of Digestive Surgery, Strasbourg University Hospital, Strasbourg 67000, France
Tullio Piardi, Department of Digestive and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Robert Debrè University Hospital, Reims 51100, France
Nicola de'Angelis, Unit of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Digestive Surgery, "F. Miulli" General Regional Hospital, Acquaviva delle Fonti 70124, Italy
Antonio Rampoldi, Interventional Radiology Unit, Niguarda Hospital, Milan 20162, Italy
Renè Adam, Daniel Cherqui, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Paul Brousse University Hospital, Villejuif 94800, France
Luca Antonio Aldrighetti, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan 20132, Italy
Riccardo Memeo, Unit of Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Surgery, "F. Miulli" General Regional Hospital, Acquaviva delle Fonti 70124, Italy
Author contributions: All authors equally contributed to this paper with conception and design of the study, literature review and analysis, drafting and critical revision and editing, and final approval of the final version.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of “F. Miulli” General Regional Hospital.
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: All the authors are aware of the content of the manuscript and have no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Riccardo Inchingolo, MD, Chief Doctor, Director, Doctor, Interventional Radiology Unit, "F. Miulli" General Regional Hospital, Strada Per Santeramo, Acquaviva delle Fonti 75100, Italy. email@example.com
Received: July 22, 2021
Peer-review started: July 22, 2021
First decision: August 19, 2021
Revised: August 30, 2021
Accepted: November 1, 2021
Article in press: November 1, 2021
Published online: December 27, 2021