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Adhesion Formation Following Laparoscopic and Open Colorectal Surgery

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00530322
First Posted: September 17, 2007
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2007
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Collaborator:
Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Information provided by:
University of Surrey
  Purpose
To ascertain whether there are fewer adhesions (internal scars) formed following laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for colorectal diseases than traditional open surgery.

Condition Intervention
Adhesions Procedure: Laparoscopy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Adhesion Formation Following Laparoscopic and Open Colorectal Surgery

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Further study details as provided by University of Surrey:

Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Control: A
Patients who have had previous open colorectal surgery and are referred for a further operative procedure, at which time a "second-look" laparoscopy can be performed.
Procedure: Laparoscopy
A "second-look" laparoscopy, in patients who require further surgery (for example a liver resection or closure of ileostomy).
Case: B
Patients who have had a previous laparoscopic colorectal procedure and are having a "second-look" procedure
Procedure: Laparoscopy
A "second-look" laparoscopy, in patients who require further surgery (for example a liver resection or closure of ileostomy).

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Previous elective colonic or rectal resection
  • Having a further operative intervention at which time a laparoscopy can be performed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children <18
  • Further surgery not relating to the primary colorectal surgery
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00530322


Locations
United Kingdom
The Royal Surrey County Hospital
Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU2 4JX
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Surrey
Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Investigators
Study Director: Timothy A Rockall, FRCS The Royal Surrey County Hospital
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00530322     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06/Q1909/68
First Submitted: September 13, 2007
First Posted: September 17, 2007
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2007
Last Verified: September 2007

Keywords provided by University of Surrey:
Adhesions
Laparoscopy
Colorectal surgery
Colorectal disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tissue Adhesions
Cicatrix
Fibrosis
Pathologic Processes