Randomized Comparison of Curved Cutter Stapler and Linear Stapler

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 25, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2007
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Samsung Medical Center

Brief Summary:
This study aims to compare the safty and technical accessibility of linear stapler and curved cutter stapler during mid to low rectal cancer surgery.

Condition or disease
Rectal Neoplasm Surgical Stapler

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : May 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 identifier (NCT number): 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 Identifier: NCT00549276     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Samsung Medical Center
First Posted: October 25, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2007
Last Verified: May 2006

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