Same site submucosal tunneling for a repeat per oral endoscopic myotomy: A safe and feasible option
Antonios N Wehbeh, Department of Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States
Parit Mekaroonkamol, Qiang Cai, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States
Author contributions: Wehbeh AN and Mekaroonkamol P conducted the literature review; Wehbeh AN, Mekaroonkamol P and Cai Q drafted and edited the manuscript, and approved the final version submitted; Cai Q captured the images and is the guarantor of the article.
Institutional review board statement: We submitted a review request to our IRB but based on our institutional policy, a case report of less than 6 patients does not require an IRB review.
Informed consent statement: Patient gave informed consent prior to getting the procedure done.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: Qiang Cai, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director of Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road, B1262, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: May 13, 2016
Peer-review started: May 16, 2016
First decision: July 4, 2016
Revised: July 11, 2016
Accepted: July 29, 2016
Article in press: August 1, 2016
Published online: October 16, 2016