A Non-Randomized Study to Evaluate Leg Lymphatic Drainage Associated With Surgical Intervention for Vulvar Cancer
This will be a non-blinded, non-randomized study to further our knowledge of and experience with lymph node surgery. The investigators are interested in documenting and reporting the variations in leg lymphatic drainage sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) with inguinal-femoral lymph node dissection (IFLND). The study will be open at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Dr. Pamela Stone, Dr.Alexander Burnett, and Dr. Juan Roman will be responsible for accruing subjects to this study. It will be open to all patients presenting to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute with vulvar cancer requiring lymph node evaluation for the ipsilateral and/or contralateral groin who have not had prior groin surgery or radiation to the groins. Patients must meet inclusion and exclusion criteria to be enrolled.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
- Successful Identification of Vulvar Sentinel Lymph Nodes Via Gamma Probe. [ Time Frame: at time of surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Procedure: Routine Leg edema and groin dissection
The investigators will be documenting and reporting the variations in leg lymphatic drainage sentinel lymph node biopsy with inguinal-femoral lymph node dissection.