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Morphological Analysis of the Pineal Gland in Pediatric Retinoblastoma Patients Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2013 by Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thi Thai Hien Pham, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier:
First received: May 24, 2013
Last updated: November 11, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

MRI is useful for diagnosing pinealoblastoma in retinoblastoma patients


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Morphological Analysis of the Pineal Gland in Pediatric Retinoblastoma Patients Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Malignancy criteria of pineal gland [ Time Frame: clinical follow-up 1-year after baseline imaging ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    size of pineal gland solid or cystic component (all at baseline)

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: November 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Retinoblastoma patients
patients with diagnosed retinoblastoma
non-retinoblastoma patients
aged matched control cohort without the diagnosis of ocular or brain tumor


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

pediatric patients with retinoblastoma


Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of retinoblastoma
  • brain MRI available

Exclusion Criteria:

  • insufficient quality of brain MRI
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01884194

Contact: Patrick Asbach, MD +4930450527723

Charite Hospital Berlin Recruiting
Berlin, Germany, 12200
Contact: Patrick Asbach, MD    +4930450527723   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Thi Thai Hien Pham, doctoral candidate, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier: NCT01884194     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RTB_0305_outcome
Study First Received: May 24, 2013
Last Updated: November 11, 2013
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eye Diseases
Eye Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Retinal Diseases
Retinal Neoplasms processed this record on November 20, 2014