Prevalence of Pancreatic Cysts During Routine Endoscopic Ultra Sound
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.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Prevalence of Pancreatic Cysts During Routine EUS|
- Prevalence of Pancreatic Cysts During Routine EUS [ Time Frame: 48 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Cross-sectional imaging identifies cystic neoplasms in up to 1.2% of the general population. However, data from an autopsy series reports pancreatic cysts in up to 24% of patients.EUS can identify small cysts that are not seen on CT scan, MRI or other cross sectional imaging we hypothesize that pancreatic cysts are present between 1.2 and 24% of the population, with rates varying by variables such as age and a previous diagnosis of pancreatitis. The purpose of this study is to identify the prevalence of pancreatic cysts in patients undergoing EUS for non-pancreatic indications .
- The prevalence of pancreatic cysts incidentally found via EUS. [ Time Frame: 48 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients undergoing EUS
Patients undergoing EUS for non-pancreatic treatment.
Other: Diagnosis of a previously undetected pancreatic cyst
patients identified to have a pancreatic cyst, will need to be followed via imaging studies.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01624363
|United States, Indiana|
|Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46220-5121|
|Principal Investigator:||John M. DeWitt, M.D.||Indiana University|