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Contributors TI: literature search, study design, patient inclusion, data collection, data analysis, statistical analysis, data interpretation, drafting of the manuscript and final approval. KI, NI, AS, TG and FM: patient inclusion, data collection, critical revision and final approval of the manuscript. VD, AYBT and KFB: critical revision and final approval of the manuscript.
Competing interests TI: Consultant for Xlumena. KFB: the inventor of the AXIOS stent and delivery system and the founder of Xlumena.
Patient consent Obtained.
Ethics approval Ethical Committee and board of Tokyo Medical University.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.