Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Idiopathic Pancreatitis
The causes of acute pancreatitis in Finland are alcohol overuse (60%), cholecystolithiasis (20%) and idiopathic (i.e. etiology unknown)(20%). Acute pancreatitis may recur in over half of cases and may be fatal in severe cases in 30%. Majority of idiopathic pancreatitis are caused by microlithiasis in gall bladder. The purpose of this randomized study is to prevent recurrence of idiopathic pancreatitis by performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy compared to non-operative group in 2 years follow-up of patients.
Etiologic investigations include serum amylase, lipase, triglyceride and calcium determination, as well as abdominal ultrasound scanning. Alcohol consumption is asked by using WHO audit test. After etiology of acute pancreatitis has been confirmed as idiopathic, 100 patients are randomized to laparoscopic cholecystectomy and 100 patients to follow-up of 2 years. Five to seven Finnish university and main central hospitals are participating the study.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Kuopio University Hospital
Kuopio University Hospital
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00784355
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Excision of the gallbladder through an abdominal incision using a laparoscope.
INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS. Pancreatitis is classified as acute unless there are computed tomographic or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographic findings of CHRONIC PANCREATITIS (International Symposium on Acute Pancreatitis, Atlanta, 1992). The two most common forms of acute pancreatitis are ALCOHOLIC PANCREATITIS and gallstone pancreatitis.
Acute or chronic INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS due to excessive ALCOHOL DRINKING. Alcoholic pancreatitis usually presents as an acute episode but it is a chronic progressive disease in alcoholics.
Surgical removal of the GALLBLADDER.
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