Use of Holmium:Yag laser in early stage oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer
Jagdeep S Virk, Mike Dilkes, Department of Head and Neck ENT, Barts and Royal London Hospitals, London E1 1BB, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Virk JS drafted the manuscript and performed literature searches; Dilkes M performed, collated and analysed all data.
Institutional review board statement: This study was registered with the clinical governance and ethics team. This study was approved and ratified by the ethics board.
Informed consent statement: All patients agreed to undergo this surgery after a multi-step consent process in keeping with GMC guidelines (United Kingdom).
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: There is no further data to share.
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Correspondence to: Jagdeep S Virk, MA, MRCS, DOHNS, E, Department of Head and Neck ENT, Barts and Royal London Hospitals, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB, United Kingdom. email@example.com
Received: December 1, 2015
Peer-review started: December 1, 2015
First decision: January 15, 2016
Revised: January 16, 2016
Accepted: March 9, 2016
Article in press: March 14, 2016
Published online: May 28, 2016