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Transgastric Peritoneoscopy and Appendectomy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2009 by Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Borås Lasarett
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Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital Identifier:
First received: June 15, 2009
Last updated: August 4, 2009
Last verified: August 2009
This study is a feasibility study. Patients with acute abdominal pain who are planning to undergo a diagnostic laparoscopy are asked to participate in the study. The aim of the study is to evaluate if transgastric peritoneoscopy is feasible.

Condition Intervention
Abdominal Pain
Procedure: Transgastric peritoneoscopy (NOTES)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Transgastric Diagnostic Peritoneoscopy (Laparoscopy) and Appendectomy - A Pilot Study

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Further study details as provided by Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To test the feasibility of transgastric peritoneoscopy [ Time Frame: When discharged from hospital, 1 month post-op and one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: November 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Transgastric peritoneoscopy
Only one arm, feasibility study
Procedure: Transgastric peritoneoscopy (NOTES)
Under general anesthesia an endoscope will be passed through the gastric wall into the peritoneal cavity to examine the peritoneal cavity. At the withdrawal of the endoscope, the gastric access in the stomach wall will be closed with T-tags.
Other Name: No more interventions


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with acute abdominal pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient under 18
  • Patient who cannot understand information in Swedish
  • Patients previously operated in upper part of the abdomen
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00952146

Department of Surgery, South Alvsborg Hospital
Boras, Sweden, 50282
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital
Borås Lasarett
Principal Investigator: Per-Ola Park, MD&PhD South Alvsborg Hospital, Boras, Sweden
  More Information

Responsible Party: Per-Ola Park, Department of Surgery, South Alvsborg Hospital, Boras, Sweden Identifier: NCT00952146     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: South Alvsborg Hospital 
Study First Received: June 15, 2009
Last Updated: August 4, 2009
Health Authority: Sweden: The National Board of Health and Welfare

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abdominal Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive processed this record on January 17, 2017