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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107


Purpose:

This trial studies the side effects of self expanding metal stent (SEMS) placement before surgery in unblocking the bile duct in patients with periampullary pancreatic cancer with severe obstructive jaundice. SEMS placement unblocks the bile duct and may help in improving bile drainage prior to surgery in patients with periampullary pancreatic cancer with severe obstructive jaundice.


Study summary:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To compare the 30-day overall complication rates between patients with severe obstructive jaundice undergoing preoperative endoscopic biliary drainage with self expanding metal stents (SEMS) and patients undergoing direct surgical resection.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of operable peri-ampullary pancreatic cancer as determined by the Department of Surgery per their standard of care - Serum bilirubin > 10 mg/dl - Adequate birth control Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with evidence of distant metastasis on computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - Patients anticipated to require vascular reconstruction - Patients with cholangitis - Patients for whom surgery is deemed inappropriate by surgeon - Patients with bilirubin less than 10 mg/dL or greater than 20 mg/dL - Patients who previously underwent biliary decompression for cholangitis by ERCP or percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) - Patients with low performance score (Karnofsky performance status scale < 50) - Patients with known preexisting liver disease with associated elevated bilirubin - Patients who are pregnant or actively breast feeding


NCT ID:

NCT03820544


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Thomas Kowalski, MD
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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