Prophylactic drains in totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy: are they always necessary?
Tommaso Maria Manzia, Roberta Angelico, HPB and Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery Science, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome 00133, Italy
Alessandro Parente, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Liver Unit, University of Birmingham, Birmingham UK; and HPB and Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery Science, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome 00133, Italy
Author contributions: Manzia TM and Angelico R designed the research; Parente A wrote the letter; Manzia TM revised the letter; all authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Tommaso Maria Manzia, FEBS, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, HPB and Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery Science, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Viale Oxford 81, Rome 00133, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: July 18, 2021
Peer-review started: July 18, 2021
First decision: October 3, 2021
Revised: October 5, 2021
Accepted: January 11, 2022
Article in press: January 11, 2022
Published online: January 21, 2022