Colonic Resections in Patients With Suspected Appendicitis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
MARCELO A. BELTRAN, M.D., Cirujanos la Serena
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00888888
First received: April 27, 2009
Last updated: October 29, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
  Purpose

Although many reports have been published on colonic resections in patients with suspected appendicitis and the diseases that cause the decision to resect the colon have been identified and their proper treatments have been established, there is no report on the risk factors present in converting a simple appendectomy into a major colonic resection.

The investigators aimed to identify the risk factors that lead the surgeon to perform a colonic resection in patients undergoing surgery for initially suspected acute appendicitis.


Condition Intervention
Colectomy
Appendicitis
Procedure: Right hemicolectomy with or without primary anastomosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Risk Factors for Colonic Resections in Patients With Suspected Acute Appendicitis

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Further study details as provided by Cirujanos la Serena:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Short-term survival [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Long-term survival [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 87
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Cohort: Patients with colonic resections
Colonic resections in patients submitted to appendicectomy for suspected acute appendicitis
Procedure: Right hemicolectomy with or without primary anastomosis
During open classic appendectomy (McBurney incision) the surgeon decided to convert to midline extended laparotomy to perform a right hemicolectomy

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients submitted to appendectomy for suspected acute appendicitis and in whom the surgeon takes the decision to convert to right colectomy based on operative findings and other factors the we aim to identify

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients older than 15 years of age
  • Male or female
  • Suspected of having acute appendicitis
  • Converted to right hemicolectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in whom a right hemicolectomy was planned initially
  • Right hemicolectomy for causes other than suspected acute appendicitis
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00888888

Locations
Chile
Hospital de La Serena
La Serena, Iv Region, Chile, IV REGION
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cirujanos la Serena
Investigators
Principal Investigator: MARCELO A BELTRAN, M.D. HOSPITAL DE LA SERENA
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: MARCELO A. BELTRAN, M.D., DIGESTIVE SURGEON, Cirujanos la Serena
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00888888     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HLS-2604009-01
Study First Received: April 27, 2009
Last Updated: October 29, 2012
Health Authority: Chile: Instituto de Salud Publica de Chile

Keywords provided by Cirujanos la Serena:
Acute appendicitis
Colonic diverticulitis
Colonic tumors
Colonic resections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Appendicitis
Acute Disease
Gastroenteritis
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Cecal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

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