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Colonic Resections in Patients With Suspected Appendicitis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00888888
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 28, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
MARCELO A. BELTRAN, M.D., Cirujanos la Serena

Brief Summary:

Although many reports have been published on colonic resections in patients with suspected appendicitis and the diseases that cause the decision to resect the colon have been identified and their proper treatments have been established, there is no report on the risk factors present in converting a simple appendectomy into a major colonic resection.

The investigators aimed to identify the risk factors that lead the surgeon to perform a colonic resection in patients undergoing surgery for initially suspected acute appendicitis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Colectomy Appendicitis Procedure: Right hemicolectomy with or without primary anastomosis

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 87 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Risk Factors for Colonic Resections in Patients With Suspected Acute Appendicitis
Study Start Date : April 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Appendicitis

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Cohort: Patients with colonic resections
Colonic resections in patients submitted to appendicectomy for suspected acute appendicitis
Procedure: Right hemicolectomy with or without primary anastomosis
During open classic appendectomy (McBurney incision) the surgeon decided to convert to midline extended laparotomy to perform a right hemicolectomy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Short-term survival [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Long-term survival [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients submitted to appendectomy for suspected acute appendicitis and in whom the surgeon takes the decision to convert to right colectomy based on operative findings and other factors the we aim to identify

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients older than 15 years of age
  • Male or female
  • Suspected of having acute appendicitis
  • Converted to right hemicolectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in whom a right hemicolectomy was planned initially
  • Right hemicolectomy for causes other than suspected acute appendicitis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00888888

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Hospital de La Serena
La Serena, Iv Region, Chile, IV REGION
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cirujanos la Serena
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Principal Investigator: MARCELO A BELTRAN, M.D. Hospital de La Serena
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Responsible Party: MARCELO A. BELTRAN, M.D., DIGESTIVE SURGEON, Cirujanos la Serena Identifier: NCT00888888    
Other Study ID Numbers: HLS-2604009-01
First Posted: April 28, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 31, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012
Keywords provided by MARCELO A. BELTRAN, M.D., Cirujanos la Serena:
Acute appendicitis
Colonic diverticulitis
Colonic tumors
Colonic resections
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Intraabdominal Infections
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Cecal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases