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Biodegradable Biliary Stent for Post Operative Cystic Duct Leakage

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00493675
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Difficulties in getting suitable applicators for biodegradable stents.)
First Posted : June 28, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2010
Information provided by:
University of Tampere

Brief Summary:
Endoscopic sphincterotomy and temporary stenting is a routine treatment for post cholecystectomy cystic duct leakage. The draw back is that the plastic stent need to be removed later in a second intervention. Our studies with animal models have demonstrated that biodegradable biliary stent is at least as good as conventional plastic stent to heal that kind of leakage. In this pilot study the biodegradable biliary stent is inserted endoscopically to patients with confirmed cystic duct leakage to demonstrate the efficacy in human setting.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cyst Procedure: endoscopic bile duct stenting Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Biodegradable Biliary Stent for Post Operative Cystic Duct Leakage. Pilot Study
Study Start Date : June 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2010

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical healing of bile leakage [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Laboratory tests for liver function, ultra sound for bile collections and bile duct diameter and abdominal plain X-ray for stent degradation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with confirmed post cholecystectomy cystic duct leakage requiring endoscopic treatment

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Tampere University Hospital
Tampere, Finland, FIN-33521
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Tampere
Principal Investigator: Juhani A Sand, MD, PhD Tampere University Hospital

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00493675     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R06089
First Posted: June 28, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2010
Last Verified: February 2009

Keywords provided by University of Tampere:
Cystic duct leakage