Why is endosonography insufficient for residual diagnosis after neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal cancer? Solutions using muscle layer evaluation
Shohei Yonemoto, Masaya Uesato, Akira Nakano, Kentaro Murakami, Takeshi Toyozumi, Tetsuro Maruyama, Hiroshi Suito, Tomohide Tamachi, Manami Kato, Shunsuke Kainuma, Keisuke Matsusaka, Hisahiro Matsubara, Frontier Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba 260-8670, Japan
Author contributions: Yonemoto S performed the research and wrote the paper; Uesato M came up with the study idea and supervised the study; Uesato M, Nakano A, Murakami K, Toyozumi T, Maruyama T, Suito H, Tamachi T, Kobayashi M and Kainuma S collected the data; Matsusaka K provided pathological advice; Matsubara H supervised the report.
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol was approved by Hospital of Chiba University Biomedical Research Ethics Committee, No. 3550.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained before treatment for all patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no conflicts-of-interest related to this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Masaya Uesato, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Doctor, Statistician, Surgeon, Frontier Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: December 4, 2021
Peer-review started: December 4, 2021
First decision: January 8, 2022
Revised: February 11, 2022
Accepted: April 3, 2022
Article in press: April 3, 2022
Published online: May 16, 2022