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Colonic Resections in Patients With Suspected Appendicitis

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

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
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 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Long-term survival [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

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


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00888888

Hospital de La Serena
La Serena, Iv Region, Chile, IV REGION
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cirujanos la Serena
  More Information

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

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intraabdominal Infections
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Cecal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017