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Comparison Between Open and Laparoscopic Splenic Aneurysms Repair

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01387828
First Posted: July 6, 2011
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2011
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Information provided by:
Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is compare two different surgical treatments of splenic artery aneurysms: open and laparoscopic approach.

Condition Intervention Phase
Splenic Artery Aneurysm Procedure: Laparoscopic splenic aneurysm repair, eventual splenectomy Procedure: Laparotomic splenic artery aneurysm repair, eventual artery reconstruction or splenectomy Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective Randomized Comparison of Open Versus Laparoscopic Management of Splenic Artery Aneurysms. A Ten-Year Study

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Further study details as provided by Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall postoperative morbidity rate [ Time Frame: During and after hospital stay, an expected average of 50 months ]
    According to Dindo-Clavien classification of postoperative complication, we collect in a prospective way and classify all the possible complication by direct clinical evaluation and additional blood sample, imaging or endoscopy if required.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Resumption of oral diet [ Time Frame: Partcipants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of one week ]
    Time between the intervention and patient oral intake without problems

  • Intra-abdominal surgical drain removal time [ Time Frame: Partcipants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of one week ]
    Time between intervention and removal of surgical drain

  • Hospital stay length [ Time Frame: Partcipants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of one week ]
    Time between intervention and discharge


Enrollment: 29
Study Start Date: January 2001
Study Completion Date: April 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Laparoscopy
Includes all patient underwent intervention with a laparoscopic approach, even if converted to open surgery during intervention
Procedure: Laparoscopic splenic aneurysm repair, eventual splenectomy
Aneurysmectomy and eventual artery reconstruction or splenectomy performed with a laparoscopic approach
Active Comparator: Open surgery
Includes all the patients underwent intervention with a laparotomic approach; it does not include patient underwent laparoscopic approach and then converted in laparotomy.
Procedure: Laparotomic splenic artery aneurysm repair, eventual artery reconstruction or splenectomy
Aneurysmectomy and eventual artery reconstruction or splenectomy performed with a laparotomic approach

Detailed Description:

Laparoscopy has not spread into vascular surgery as it has in other surgical branches and still remains in the hands of a minority of surgeons. Splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) is an exception to the rule: an easy-to-reach position and relatively safe control favour the progressive diffusion of laparoscopic techniques.

An increasing number of cases is managed by minimally invasive surgery originating a number of case reports and small series published in recent literature. These papers are unanimous in signalling the feasibility, safety and effectiveness of laparoscopic technique as well as its appreciation by patients -often young females- who harbour the disease. However, perplexities still remain concerning the real potential of laparoscopy in this specific field, in particular considering the spectrum of technical solutions to be performed, the splenectomy rate and the feasibility and results of reconstructive surgery.

The low incidence of the disease justifies the low number of published laparoscopic series enrolling an adequate number of patients and, in particular, the absence of papers comparing open and laparoscopic techniques.

This study reports the first prospective randomized comparison of the different surgical techniques.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Splenic artery aneurysm with diameter greater than 2 cm
  • Splenic artery aneurysm with diameter smaller than 2 cm if risk factors for rupture are associated (child bearing age, pregnancy, blister or saccular shape, increasing diameter)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Complex aneurysm involving the celiac trunk
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Score > 3
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
Italy
Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia
Brescia, BS, Italy, 25123
Sponsors and Collaborators
Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Guido AM Tiberio, MD Università degli Studi di Brescia
  More Information

Publications:

Responsible Party: Guido A M Tiberio, MD, AOBrescia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01387828     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AOB 01-11
First Submitted: July 1, 2011
First Posted: July 6, 2011
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia:
Splenic artery
Aneurysm
laparoscopic
Vascular reconstruction
Splenectomy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aneurysm
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases