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Role of Routine on-Table Cholangiography in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust Identifier:
First received: December 10, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2008
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to assess whether routine imaging of the biliary system during routine gallbladder surgery alters clinical outcome

Condition Intervention
Common Bile Duct Stones Procedure: on table cholangiography

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Is There a Role for Routine Intraoperative Cholangiography During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Further study details as provided by Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • incidence of stones in common bile duct [ Time Frame: at surgery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • post-operative complications [ Time Frame: one year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 2003
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: 1
routine surgery with cholangiography
Experimental: 2
routine cholangiography
Procedure: on table cholangiography
x-ray imaging of common bile duct


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients over the age of 18 with biliary colic or cholecystitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any history of allergic reaction to contrast material
  • patients with abnormal liver function test results
  • any clinical history of jaundice
  • patients with a history of pancreatitis
  • patients with a history of previous ERCP
  • patients whose ultrasound showed common bile duct or intra-hepatic duct dilation
  • all patients with previous major upper abdominal surgery
  • all patients with acalculous cholecystitis or gallbladder polyps
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00806780

United Kingdom
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Bournemouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom, BH7 7DW
Sponsors and Collaborators
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mr Balaji, Royal Bournemouth Hospital Identifier: NCT00806780     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1209/02/E
Study First Received: December 10, 2008
Last Updated: December 10, 2008

Keywords provided by Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust:
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