Robotic single-site supracervical hysterectomy with manual morcellation: Preliminary experience
Dah-Ching Ding, Mun-Kun Hong, Tang-Yuan Chu, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Tzu Chi University, Hualien 970, Taiwan
Yu-Hsun Chang, Department of Pediatrics, Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Tzu Chi University, Hualien 970, Taiwan
Hwan-Wun Liu, Department of Occupational Medicine, Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Tzu Chi University, Hualien 970, Taiwan
Author contributions: Ding DC design the study, acquisition and interpretation of the data, draft manuscript; Hong MK, Chu TY, Chang YH and Liu HW revised the article critically for important intellectual content.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Committee of Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital.
Informed consent statement: This study is a retrospective chart review and approved by IRB. Therefore, no informed consent was needed.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There are no conflicts of interest to report.
Data sharing statement: No additional data available.
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Correspondence to: Dah-Ching Ding, MD, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Tzu Chi University, 707, Chung-Yang Rd., Sec. 3, Hualien 970, Taiwan. email@example.com
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Received: September 30, 2016
Peer-review started: October 10, 2016
First decision: December 1, 2016
Revised: December 8, 2016
Accepted: February 28, 2017
Article in press: March 2, 2017
Published online: May 16, 2017