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Open Versus Laparoscopic Appendectomy

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00908804
First Posted: May 27, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 27, 2009
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Information provided by:
North Karelia Central Hospital
  Purpose
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 Intervention
Appendicitis Procedure: open appendectomy Procedure: laparoscopic appendectomy

Study Type: Interventional
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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Further study details as provided by North Karelia Central Hospital:

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

Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: open appendectomy Procedure: open appendectomy
Active Comparator: laparoscopic appendectomy Procedure: laparoscopic appendectomy

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients refusal to participate
  • lack of a laparoscopic surgeon
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00908804


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

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00908804     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NKCH-surg-004
First Submitted: May 26, 2009
First Posted: May 27, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 27, 2009
Last Verified: May 2009

Keywords provided by North Karelia Central Hospital:
acute appendicitis

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