Non-ossifying fibromas: Case series, including in uncommon upper extremity sites
Akio Sakamoto, Ryuzo Arai, Takeshi Okamoto, Shuichi Matsuda, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto City 606-8507, Japan
Author contributions: Sakamoto A drafted the manuscript; Arai R and Okamoto T participated in the design of the study; Matsuda S conceived of the study, participated in its design and coordination, and helped draft the manuscript; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of National Hospital Organization, Kokura Medical Center, Kitakyushu city, Japan, where the research was performed.
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 had been notified at the home page of National Hospital Organization, Kokura Medical Center that the data could be used for a clinical study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Akio Sakamoto, MD, Lecturer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Shogoin, Kawahara-cho 54, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City 606-8507, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 13, 2017
Peer-review started: January 16, 2017
First decision: March 28, 2017
Revised: April 10, 2017
Accepted: May 3, 2017
Article in press: May 5, 2017
Published online: July 18, 2017