Condition category
Surgery
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
15/05/2012
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mr Basil Ammori

ORCID ID

Contact details

Central Manchester & Manchester Children's University Hospitals MRI
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9WL
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0453122643

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Not provided at time of registration

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Appendectomy

Intervention

Randomised controlled trial comparing laprascopic removal of normal looking appendix with non-removal on diagnosis of appendicitis.

Intervention type

Procedure/Surgery

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Number of patients readmitted with right lower abdominal pain during a follow up period of 12 months.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

06/01/2003

Overall trial end date

31/12/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Adult subjects aged >18 years who present and are admitted to hospital acutely with right lower abdominal pain and are suspected to have acute appendicitis for which a diagnostic laparoscopy is contemplated will be considered for the study, and consented. Patients who were consented and in whom no detectable pathology is found at the time of diagnostic laparoscopy will be randomised in theatre.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

06/01/2003

Recruitment end date

31/12/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Central Manchester & Manchester Children's University Hospitals MRI
Manchester
M13 9WL
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

1. 2009 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19851267

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Phillips AW, Jones AE, Sargen K, Should the macroscopically normal appendix be removed during laparoscopy for acute right iliac fossa pain when no other explanatory pathology is found?, Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech, 2009, 19, 5, 392-394, doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e3181b71957.

Additional files

Editorial Notes