Assessment of clinical and pathological features of patients who underwent thyroid surgery: A retrospective clinical study
Arif Emre, Mehmet Sertkaya, Ilhami Taner Kale, Ertan Bulbuloglu, Department of Surgery, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras 46040, Turkey
Sami Akbulut, Department of Surgery and Liver Transplant Institute, Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya 44280, Turkey
Muharrem Bitiren, Department of Pathology, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras 46100, Turkey
Cemil Colak, Department of Biostatistics, Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya 44280, Turkey
Author contributions: Emre A contributed to the data collection and manuscript writing; Akbulut S contributed to the project development and manuscript writing; Sertkaya M contributed to the data collection; Bitiren M contributed to the histopathologic examination; Kale IT contributed to the data collection; Bulbuloglu E contributed to the data collection; and Colak C contributed to the statistical analysis.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Faculty of Medicine.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent for the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding this manuscript.
Data sharing statement: There are no additional data available for this study.
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Correspondence to: Sami Akbulut, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Liver Transplant Institute, Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Elazig Yolu 10.Km, Malatya 44280, Turkey. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 31, 2017
Peer-review started: November 1, 2017
First decision: November 20, 2017
Revised: December 31, 2017
Accepted: February 28, 2018
Article in press: February 28, 2018
Published online: March 16, 2018