New approaches in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal diseases: The totally laparoscopic and single-incision approaches
Hiroki Akamatsu, Masahiro Tanemura, Kentaro Kishi, Mitsuyoshi Tei, Toru Masuzawa, Masaki Wakasugi, Department of Surgery, Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka 543-0035, Japan
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Correspondence to: Hiroki Akamatsu, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Osaka Police Hospital, 10-31 Kitayama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-0035, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 25, 2014
Peer-review started: September 25, 2014
First decision: November 27, 2014
Revised: December 27, 2014
Accepted: January 9, 2015
Article in press: January 12, 2015
Published online: March 28, 2015