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Prevalence of Pancreatic Cysts During Routine Endoscopic Ultra Sound

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: June 20, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 20, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
John DeWitt, Indiana University
The investigators are interested in performing a detailed examination of the pancreas via EUS (Endoscopic Ultra Sound)for patients referred for a non-pancreatic condition. The hypothesis is to make a statistical determination of how many pancreatic cysts the investigators discover incidentally.

Pancreatic Cysts

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevalence of Pancreatic Cysts During Routine EUS

Further study details as provided by John DeWitt, Indiana University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of Pancreatic Cysts During Routine EUS [ Time Frame: 48 months ]
    The purpose of this study is to identify the prevalence of pancreatic cysts in patients undergoing EUS for non-pancreatic indications .

Enrollment: 341
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2015
Primary Completion Date: January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients undergoing EUS
Patients undergoing EUS for non-pancreatic treatment.

Detailed Description:
The prevalence of incidental pancreatic cysts discovered during EUS. (see data tables)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients were identified on the day of scheduled endoscopy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The inclusion criteria included: patients >18 years old with decision making capacity referred for EUS for any other indication other than the evaluation of a known pancreatic cyst, solid mass, or suspected mass.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any known history or evidence of the following from any previous imaging study: pancreatic cyst, solid mass, suspected pancreatic mass, dilated main pancreatic duct
  • Previous surgical resection of any portion of the upper GI tract such as Billroth II that would not permit complete EUS exam of the pancreas
  • Laboratory and/or clinical evidence of ongoing acute pancreatitis
  • Previous pancreatic surgical resection
  • Pregnancy
  • Incarceration
  • High risk for sedation
  • Coagulopathy and/or thrombocytopenia
  • The patients underwent a complete EUS examination of the pancreas.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01624363

United States, Indiana
University Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46220-5121
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University
Principal Investigator: John M. DeWitt, M.D. Indiana University
  More Information

Responsible Party: John DeWitt, Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Indiana University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01624363     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0906-23
First Submitted: June 18, 2012
First Posted: June 20, 2012
Results First Submitted: May 3, 2016
Results First Posted: April 20, 2017
Last Update Posted: April 20, 2017
Last Verified: August 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Results publication

Keywords provided by John DeWitt, Indiana University:
Pancreatic cysts incidentally found during EUS

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Cyst
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases