Open Versus Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 27, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 27, 2009
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North Karelia Central Hospital

Brief Summary:
The aim of this prospective randomized trial is to compare the feasibility of open with laparoscopic appendectomy in suspected acute appendicitis. The investigators especially focused on the postoperative recovery and long-term complications.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Appendicitis Procedure: open appendectomy Procedure: laparoscopic appendectomy Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Official Title: Open Versus Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Suspected Acute Appendicitis - a Prospective Randomised Clinical Trial With With 10-Year Follow-up

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MedlinePlus related topics: Appendicitis
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: open appendectomy Procedure: open appendectomy
Active Comparator: laparoscopic appendectomy Procedure: laparoscopic appendectomy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complication; wound problem or other primary complication

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age over 15 years
  • suspected acute appendicitis
  • suitability for laparoscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients refusal to participate
  • lack of a laparoscopic surgeon

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00908804

North Karelia Central Hospital, Clinic of Surgery
Joensuu, Finland, 80210
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Karelia Central Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00908804     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NKCH-surg-004
First Posted: May 27, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 27, 2009
Last Verified: May 2009

Keywords provided by North Karelia Central Hospital:
acute appendicitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intraabdominal Infections
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Cecal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases