Randomized Comparison of Curved Cutter Stapler and Linear Stapler

This study has been completed.
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Samsung Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 23, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: May 2006
History: No changes posted
This study aims to compare the safty and technical accessibility of linear stapler and curved cutter stapler during mid to low rectal cancer surgery.

Rectal Neoplasm
Surgical Stapler

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Samsung Medical Center:

Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
60 patients were randomly assigned to either linear staplers or the CCS during low anterior resection for mid to low rectal cancers

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Biopsy proven adenocarcinoma of rectum.
  • Preoperative stage I-III
  • Patient who is expected to undergo low anterior resection at Samsung Medical Center.
  • Age > 19 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with complicated rectal cancers(obstruction, perforation, abscess)
  • Patient who needs to undergo emergency operation.
  • Patient who can not undergo general anesthesia.
  • Patient who does not agree with the informed consent or does not have the ability to understand content of the trial .
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00549276

Korea, Republic of
Samsung Medical Center Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine,
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 135-710
Sponsors and Collaborators
Samsung Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Won-Suk Lee, M.D. Samsung Medical Center
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00549276     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Samsung Medical Center 
Study First Received: October 23, 2007
Last Updated: October 23, 2007
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Rectal Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 05, 2016