Efficacy and Safety of Sangustop® as Haemostatic Agent Versus a Carrier-Bound Fibrin Sealant During Liver Resection
Efficacy and Safety of Sangustop® as Haemostatic Agent Versus a Carrier-bound Fibrin Sealant During Liver Resection (ESSCALIVER)
  • Phase

    Phase 4
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Intervention/Treatment

    human fibrin ...
  • Study Participants

This is a multi-centre, patient-blinded, intra-operatively randomised controlled trial. A total of 126 patients planned for an elective liver resection will be enrolled in 9 surgical centres. The primary objective of this study is to show that the collagen based haemostatic device Sangustop® is not inferior to a carrier-bound fibrin sealant (Tachosil®) in achieving haemostasis after hepatic resection.
During liver resection the control of bleeding is a major concern. The liver is predisposed to diffuse bleeding because of its extreme vascularity. Locally applicable agents (haemostats) are in use in order to achieve control over parenchymatic diffuse bleeding from the resection surface and to prevent intraperitoneal complications attributed to bleeding. These haemostats include bone wax, gelatine, collagen, oxidized regenerated cellulose, fibrin sealant glues, and synthetic glues. A composite product with well documented efficacy is Tachosil®. It consists of a collagen fleece carrying the fibrin glue components human fibrinogen and human thrombin. It was shown in a RCT to be superior in obtaining intraoperative haemostasis over argon beamer in liver resection. A new haemostat product is Sangustop®. It is indicated for local haemostasis of capillary bleeding and bleeding of parenchymal organs. Sangustop® is composed of native absorbable collagen fibrils without any blood serum products or any pharmaceutical activity. The felt structure being rich in surface gives a framework for the adhesion of blood platelets, thus provides an additional impetus to clotting. The aim of this study is to show that the new microfibrillar collagen hemostat Sangustop® is not inferior to the carrier-bound fibrin sealant Tachosil® with regards to haemostatic efficacy.
Study Started
Jan 31
Primary Completion
Oct 31
Study Completion
Jan 31
Last Update
May 28

Device Sangustop

Application of Sangustop haemostatic agent on resection area

  • Other names: Sangustop®

Drug Tachosil

Application of Tachosil fibrin sealant on resection area

  • Other names: Tachosil®

Sangustop Experimental

Tachosil Active Comparator



Age: > 18 years
Gender: male / female
Patients with an indication for liver resection (segmental or non-segmental)
Willing and able to complete the clinical trial procedures, as described in the protocol
Signed written informed consent to participate in this clinical trial


Presence or sequelae of coagulation disorder, liver cirrhosis, Klatskin tumor
Concurrent participation in another clinical trial with a medical device or medicinal product or with interfering endpoints
Concurrent or previous therapy with systemic pharmacologic agents promoting blood clotting including but not limited to tranexamix acid, activated factor VII, and aprotinine
Known allergy or hypersensitivity to a component of the investigational treatments Sangustop® or TachoSil®, to riboflavin or to proteins of bovine origin
Pregnancy or breast feeding
Inability to understand the nature and the extent of the trial and the procedures required
Missing signed written informed consent to participate in the study

Exclusion criteria to be checked during surgery (liver resection):

Resection area estimated by operating surgeon < 16cm2
Infected wound area
Persistant major bleeding after primary haemostasis
No bleeding after resection
No Results Posted