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Laparoscopic Transvaginal Hybrid Cholecystectomy: a Prospective Data Collection.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ignazio Tarantino, Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen Identifier:
First received: July 14, 2009
Last updated: February 10, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

Transvaginal hybrid procedures especially the transvaginal hybrid cholecystectomy are of interest as an available NOTES-Procedure for the clinical routine. Few authors have demonstrated the feasibility and safety in a selected patient collective. The aim of this prospective data collection is to evaluate the feasibility in the clinical routine in a non select patient collective.

Therefore all patients giving the informed consent to the transvaginal hybrid cholecystectomy will be included and assessed concerning feasibility to perform the transvaginal approach and complete the operation transvaginally.

Condition Intervention
Cholecystolithiasis Cholecystitis Procedure: transvaginal hybrid cholecystectomy

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

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Further study details as provided by Ignazio Tarantino, Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility and safety of the transvaginal operation [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Long-term life quality and sexual dysfunction [ Time Frame: 3 year ]

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Given indication for cholecystectomy Procedure: transvaginal hybrid cholecystectomy
transvaginal hybrid cholecystectomy: using one trans-umbilical 5mm trocar and 2 (one 12mm trocar, one 5-mm trocar)inserted through the posterior colpotomy. Removal of the gallbladder through the transvaginal access.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
female patiens with given indication for cholcystectomy

Inclusion Criteria:

  • given informed consent for transvaginal hybrid cholecystectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  • malignoma
  • present choledocholithiasis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00940264

Department of surgery
St. Gallen, Switzerland, 9007
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ignazio Tarantino
Principal Investigator: Andreas Zerz, MD Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ignazio Tarantino, M.D., Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen Identifier: NCT00940264     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EKSG08/060/2B
Study First Received: July 14, 2009
Last Updated: February 10, 2012

Keywords provided by Ignazio Tarantino, Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen:
symptomatic cholecystolithiasis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acalculous Cholecystitis
Gallbladder Diseases
Biliary Tract Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical processed this record on September 21, 2017