Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 21, Issue 9, pp 771–772 | Cite as

Response to the letter “Reviewers should have known better” by Mahir Gachabayov

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Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

Sebastiano Biondo is a trainer for the THD procedure. The other authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Colorectal Unit, Department of General and Digestive Surgery, Bellvitge University HospitalUniversity of Barcelona and IDIBELL (Bellvitge Biomedical Investigation Institute)BarcelonaSpain

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