Esophageal Dysmotility and Dilatation After Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 4, 2010
Department of Medicine, Spital STS AG Thun
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Spital STS AG

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether esophageal dysmotility and dilatation is an important complication in the long term follow-up following laparoscopic gastric banding for morbid obesity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Esophageal Motility Disorders Procedure: Laparoscopic surgery Procedure: gastric banding Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Using a yearly barium swallow the diameter of the esophagus will be monitored over the period.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 167 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Esophageal Dysmotility Disorders Following Laparoscopic Gastric Banding - An Underestimated Complication.
Study Start Date : June 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Aneurysms

Arm Intervention/treatment
surgery Procedure: Laparoscopic surgery
Gastric banding

Procedure: gastric banding
laparoscopic gastric banding
Other Name: morbid obesity

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. esophageal dilatation [ Time Frame: yearly follow-up over 12 year period ]
    esophageal dilatation or dysfunction

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI more than 40

Exclusion Criteria:

  • BMI below 40

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Department of Surgery, Spital STS AG Thun
Thun, Switzerland, 3600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Spital STS AG
Department of Medicine, Spital STS AG Thun
Principal Investigator: Markus Naef, MD, MBA Spital STS AG Thun, Switzerland

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Markus Naef, MD, MBA, Department of Surgery, Spital STS AG Thun, Switzerland Identifier: NCT01234428     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MOB-12-STS-AG
First Posted: November 4, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 4, 2010
Last Verified: November 2010

Keywords provided by Spital STS AG:
adjustable gastric banding
morbid obesity
esophageal motility
esophageal dilatation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Esophageal Spasm, Diffuse
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases