This study compares surgical treatment versus medical management (non-surgical treatment) for patients who have a malignant bowel obstruction.
A Malignant Bowel Obstruction (MBO) is a blockage of the bowels due to cancer or its treatment. Patients who have MBO are treated with either abdominal surgery or non-surgical treatment. The purpose of this study is to compare the quality of life of patients with MBO who are treated with surgery to that of similar patients who are treated with the best medical management (non-surgical treatment).
What we're hoping for
We hope to find out whether patients with malignant bowel obstructions do better when treated with surgery or medical management.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02270450