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Laparoscopy Versus Clinical and Radiological Follow up to Detect Diaphragm Injury and Herniation, in Patients With Asymptomatic Left Thoracoabdominal Stab Wounds

2014-08-27 03:16:51 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Title: A randomized prospective study comparing non operative management with laparoscopic treatment in patients with a diaphragm injury following left thoracoabdominal stab wounds.

Aim of the Study: The aim of this study is to access the clinical outcome of potential occult diaphragm injuries in a group of patients presenting at the Groote Schuur trauma centre with left sided thoracoabdominal stab wounds, if an expectant non operative management course is taken.

Objects of the Study: To obtain the above mentioned aim the study will undertake;

- to do laparoscopy on a group of randomly selected patients with left thoracoabdominal stab wounds to obtain the incidence of occult diaphragm injury.

- to assess the incidence and clinical outcome of delayed diaphragm visceral herniation in the study group.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Diaphragm Injury

Intervention

Laparoscopy, Clinical follow up

Location

University of Cape Town
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Cape Town

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:51-0400

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