This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition gall stones
Treatments electrohydraulic lithotripsy, laser lithotripsy
Sponsor The Cleveland Clinic
Start date January 2010
End date December 2013
Trial size 40 participants
Trial identifier NCT01039246, CCF 09-168


This study compares the efficacy and ease of use of two methods to break up biliary stones. Electrohydraulic lithotripsy uses an electric spark, and the laser system uses light to create shock waves that break up the stones.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
electrohydraulic lithotripsy
Fragmentation of biliary stones using elctrohydraulic lithotripsy
(Active Comparator)
laser lithotripsy
Fragmentation of biliary stones using laser lithotripsy

Primary Outcomes

Number of sessions required for complete stone removal
time frame: 30 days

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Adults aged 18 years and older - Biliary stone(s) not amenable to removal by conventional means - Patients able to give informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant women - Lactating women

Additional Information

Official title Electrohydraulic Versus Laser Lithotripsy for Difficult to Remove Biliary Stones: A Randomized Study
Principal investigator Mansour A Parsi, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by The Cleveland Clinic.