Electrohydraulic Versus Laser Lithotripsy
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|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.
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
Number of sessions required for complete stone removal
time frame: 30 days
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
|Official title||Electrohydraulic Versus Laser Lithotripsy for Difficult to Remove Biliary Stones: A Randomized Study|
|Principal investigator||Mansour A Parsi, MD|
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