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Retraction Note: Systematic evaluation of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation versus percutaneous ethanol injection for the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis

The original article was published in European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:39

Retraction

The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article [1] because the peer-review process was inappropriately influenced and compromised. As a result, the scientific integrity of the article cannot be guaranteed. A systematic and detailed investigation suggests that a third party was involved in supplying fabricated details of potential peer reviewers for a large number of manuscripts submitted to different journals. In accordance with recommendations from COPE we have retracted all affected published articles, including this one. It was not possible to determine beyond doubt that the authors of this particular article were aware of any third party attempts to manipulate peer review of their manuscript.

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    Xu RH, Gao W, Wang C, Guo DK, Tang L, Zhang H, et al. Systematic evaluation of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation versus percutaneous ethanol injection for the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis. Eur J Med Res. 2014;19:39.

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Correspondence to Hui Zhang or Cong-Jun Wang.

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Rong-Hua Xu and Wei Gao contributed equally to this work.

The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/2047-783X-19-39.

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