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The Umbilical Access in Laparoscopic Surgery

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01350739
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : May 10, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bernhard Dauser, MD, St John of God Hospital, Vienna

Brief Summary:

The aim of this study is to access to the abdominal cavity using different incision-types within the umbilical area.

Effects of different incisions on scarring and on the umbilical form will be investigated.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Scars Patient Satisfaction Cosmesis Procedure: intraumbilical incision Procedure: infraumbilical incision

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Comparative, Randomized, Open-label Study: Different Incisions to Access the Abdominal Cavity Within the Umbilicus
Study Start Date : May 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Scars
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Arm Intervention/treatment
intraumbilical incision
an intraumbilical vertical incision is made
Procedure: intraumbilical incision
vertical, intraumbilical incision
infraumbilical incision
incision is done in circular fashion at the inferior boarder of umbilicus
Procedure: infraumbilical incision
incision at the inferior boarder of the umbilicus, circular

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Scarring related to different accesses at the umbilicus [ Time Frame: 3, 12 months ]
    Appearance of scars will be assessed by means of the Manchester Scar Scale (MSS)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient satisfaction with scars [ Time Frame: 3, 12 months ]
    Appearance of the umbilical postoperatively and patient satisfaction with the operative results will be assessed by means of a Body Image Questionnaire (BIQ)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

- patient undergoing laparoscopic surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  • patients following open abdominal surgery

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01350739

Department of Surgery, St John of God Hospital
Vienna, Austria, 1020
Sponsors and Collaborators
St John of God Hospital, Vienna
Principal Investigator: Bernhard Dauser, MD St John of God Hospital, Vienna

Responsible Party: Bernhard Dauser, MD, MD, St John of God Hospital, Vienna
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01350739     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Umb11
First Posted: May 10, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015