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POLYP: a study for the treatment of gallbladder polyps


- candidate number28869
- NTR NumberNTR7198
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR1-mei-2018
- Secondary IDs2018-4225 CMO Arnhem-Nijmegen
- Public TitlePOLYP: a study for the treatment of gallbladder polyps
- Scientific TitlePOLYP study: improving outcomes and expediency of current surveillance and treatment strategies for gallbladder polyps
- ACRONYMPOLYP study
- hypothesis
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedUltrasound, Cholecystectomy, Galblaaspoliepen
- Inclusion criteria- Suspected gallbladder polyp on TAUS, CT or MRI requiring surveillance or surgical treatment or patients with an incidental finding of gallbladder polyp on postoperative histopathological analysis after cholecystectomy for gallstone disease or cholecystitis.
- ≥18 years of age
- Informed consent
- Exclusion criteria- Inability to provide informed consent
- Insufficient control of the Dutch language to understand the patient information brochures / fill out questionnaires
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialyes
- randomisedno
- groupParallel
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeobservational
- planned startdate 1-jun-2018
- planned closingdate1-jun-2022
- Target number of participants400
- InterventionsNone.
- Primary outcome- The number of patients reaching an indication for cholecystectomy during follow-up
- The number of patients with a histopathological diagnosis of neoplastic gallbladder polyps.
- Secondary outcome- Treatment outcome in terms of surgical complications, patient reported outcomes and the development of gallbladder cancer.
- Gallbladder polyp evolution in terms of growth, morphology, the development of worrisome features and symptomatology.
- Timepoints3 years.
- Trial web sitewww.galblaasafwijking.nl
- status[default]
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Elise de Savornin Lohman
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES Elise de Savornin Lohman
- Sponsor/Initiator Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen
- Publications
- Brief summaryRationale: Gallbladder polyps can be divided into two pathological categories; pseudo polyps and true (neoplastic) polyps, the latter category harbouring malignant potential. Surgical intervention is only required for polyps at risk of malignant degeneration. Current guidelines advice surgical intervention based on size, growth rate and potential risk factors for malignancy. Cholecystectomy is advised for all polyps ≥ 10mm in size. However, this practise results in under- and overtreatment since size has been demonstrated to be an unreliable predictor of malignancy. The accuracy of current diagnostic methods is insufficient to detect and discriminate between different polyp entities. Improved pre-operative distinction between true and pseudo polyps could prevent morbidity and mortality as well as increase cost-efficacy of current treatment strategies for gallbladder polyps.

Objectives: To advance the diagnostic work-up and surveillance protocols for gallbladder polyps in order to improve the expediency of cholecystectomy for gallbladder polyps.

Study design: A multicentre, prospective cohort study with an expected duration of 5 years. The first analysis will be conducted after two years.

Study population: Patients >18 years of age diagnosed with gallbladder polyps by their treating physician requiring intervention or surveillance (based on current treatment guidelines) or with gallbladder polyps diagnosed post-operatively on histopathological analysis. Patients with a strong suspicion of malignancy will be excluded.

Intervention: Polyp surveillance and management will take place at the hospital of origin according to national guidelines and at the discretion of the treating physician. Diagnostic work-up consists of evaluation by at least one imaging study and polyp surveillance will be done by transabdominal ultrasonography (TAUS), following current guidelines. Questionnaires on symptoms and quality of life will be sent to the patients during follow-up and postoperatively.

Main study parameters/endpoints: The primary outcome parameters are the number of patients diagnosed with a gallbladder polyp reaching an indication for surgical intervention and the number of patients diagnosed with a neoplastic polyp on histopathology. Secondary outcome parameters are outcomes of patients with an indication for cholecystectomy( in terms of surgical complications and patient reported outcome measures) and gallbladder polyp evolution (in terms of growth, morphology and the development of worrisome features). Other outcome parameters are 1) clinical and imaging characteristics of patients with gallbladder polyps 2) risk factors for the malignant degeneration of gallbladder polyps 3) the diagnostic accuracy of TAUS in the classification of gallbladder polyps

Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness: No risks will be involved in the participation in this study. Both surveillance- and treatment protocols are in accordance with current guidelines. The only potential burden consists of filling in questionnaires on symptoms and quality of life during follow-up as well as post-operatively.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD1-mei-2018 - 13-mei-2018


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