US-guided Trocar Versus Seldiger Technique for Percutaneous Cholecystostomy

  • End date
    Dec 16, 2021
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Attikon Hospital
Updated on 28 January 2021


A single-center randomized comparison of bedside ultrasound (US)-guided trocar technique versus the US-guided Seldinger technique for percutaneous cholecystostomy


This is a single-center, randomized, controlled trial (RCT), comparing bedside US-guided trocar technique versus the US-guided Seldinger technique for percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC). The study will randomize a total of 100 consecutive patients (50 in each group) undergoing PC at one large tertiary university hospital. The primary endpoints will be technical success and procedure-related complication rates. Secondary endpoints will be procedural duration, pain assessment, and clinical success after up to 3 months of follow-up.

Condition Cholecystitis, Gallbladder Disease, Gall Bladder Disorders, Cholecystostomy, Percutaneous, Cholecystostomy, Percutaneous
Treatment Trocar percutaneous cholecystostomy, Seldinger percutaneous cholecystostomy
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04602156
SponsorAttikon Hospital
Last Modified on28 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

All patients requiring PC, regardless of the underlying cause
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Exclusion Criteria

Age <18 years or >100 years
The necessity for CT-guided PC catheter placement, according to the judgment of the performing physician
Severe uncontrollable coagulopathy
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