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The "Concept" of Parametria in the Treatment of Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04671004
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 17, 2020
Last Update Posted : December 17, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Giovanni Scambia, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Brief Summary:

Background Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is most commonly located at the uterosacral ligaments, rectovaginal septum, pararectal space and vesicouterine fold. A nodule within the uterosacral ligaments (i.e involvement of the dorsal parametrium), increases the complexity of surgical resection. Parametrial involvement in DIE cases occurs in 25% of patients with severe endometriosis, possibly with hypogastric/sacral plexus or sciatic nerve involvement. The bladder functional impairment, after surgery for DIE involved the parametria, may vary between the 6.5% to 32.8%. Preservation of the hypogastric and pelvic splanchnic nerves represents the key aspect in pelvic surgery to prevent postoperative voiding disfunction. Several techniques for the excision of DIE have been described, but large, prospective RCTs are lacking. In particular, a clear standardization of the parametrectomy for DIE is missing. Systematic reviews on the surgical treatment of DIE demonstrated that it is impossible to compare the literature about the parametrectomy for DIE, because to unclear definitions and lack of standardization. We therefore believe it is necessary to propose a standardization of the definition of parametrectomy performed during procedures for DIE, to allow a clear comparison in the future between scientific works on surgical treatment of DIE, as already widely accepted in gynaecologic oncology with the classification of radical hysterectomy of Querleu-Morrow. In particular we believe that the parametrectomy for DIE must be described based on its anatomical extension and focused on the concepts of nerve sparing dissection, and vascular structures preservation, to reduce the risk of complications due to ischemia (i.e. ureter fistula).

Rationale A standardized description of the procedure (parametrectomy) will allow the comparison between the different techniques in terms of functionality preservation of the pelvic sympathetic and parasympathetic neural pathway. Therefore, the availability of a clear classification able to define parametria involvement during surgery would be clinically relevant, as they would allow to optimize counselling (risk of neurological consequences) and surgery planning.

Type of the study Multicentric prospective observational study. Primary objective To determinate the incidence of bladder functional impairment, after surgery for DIE involved the parametria.

Secondary objectives To classify the parametrectomy into a clear system of classification, based on anatomical landmark, and evaluate intra/postoperative complication to each classes of proposed parametrectomy.

Sample size The sample size has been calculated on the basis of the primary objective; in order to detect a proportion of bladder functional impairment of 30%, with a confidence level of 95% and a margin of error of 9%, a sample of N=100 patients is required.

Inclusion criteria - Patient scheduled for surgery for DIE

  • Confirmation of DIE needed of parametrectomy at laparoscopic surgery Exclusion criteria - Patients younger than 18 years and older than 50 years at time of operation
  • Refusal to answer the questionnaires
  • Absence of sexual activity
  • Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
  • Pre-operative urodynamic diagnosis of neurogenic bladder dysfunction Statistical analysis The sample will be described in its clinical and demographic characteristics using descriptive statistics techniques. Qualitative variables will be summarized as frequencies and percentages. Quantitative variables will be presented as mean (std.dev). Normality of data will be checked with Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. The primary objective will be achieved calculating the incidence of bladder functional impairment after surgery. The secondary objective will be achieved using descriptive statistics techniques already described.

Condition or disease
Endometriosis, Parametrium, Surgery

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The "Concept" of Parametria: a Proposed Classification of Parametrectomy for the Treatment of Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis. A Prospective, Clinical Trial
Actual Study Start Date : June 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 31, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 31, 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Endometriosis




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bladder functional impairment [ Time Frame: six months ]
    To determinate the incidence of bladder functional impairment, after surgery for DIE involved the parametria


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. parametrectomy classification [ Time Frame: six months ]
    To classify the parametrectomy into a clear system of classification, based on anatomical landmark, and evaluate intra/postoperative complication to each classes of proposed parametrectomy



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All women scheduled for surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis will be selected.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient scheduled for surgery for DIE
  • Confirmation of DIE needed of parametrectomy at laparoscopic surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients younger than 18 years and older than 50 years at time of operation
  • Refusal to answer the questionnaires
  • Absence of sexual activity
  • Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
  • Pre-operative urodynamic diagnosis of neurogenic bladder dysfunction

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04671004


Contacts
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Contact: Manuel Maria Ianieri, PhD 3911453728 manuelmariaianieriambulatorio@gmail.com

Locations
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Italy
Catholic University of Sacred Heart Rome, Recruiting
Rome,, Rome, Italy, 00100
Contact: Manuel Maria Ianieri, PhD    3911453728    manuelmariaianieriambulatorio@gmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
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Responsible Party: Prof. Giovanni Scambia, Professor, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04671004    
Other Study ID Numbers: ID 3408
First Posted: December 17, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2020
Last Verified: December 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Endometriosis