Debulking Effect of Curretage on Basal Cell Carcinomas - a Histological Assessment.

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study was to compare histologically observed tumour infitration of basal cell carcinoma (bcc) lesions before and after curretage.A significant reduction of tumour depth would enable further bcc's included for superficial non-invasive treatment modalities such as topical photodynamic therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Carcinoma, Basal Cell Procedure: Curretage Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 36 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Relation of Basal Cell Carcinoma Tumour Thickness, Histologically Estimated, in Punch Biopsies Performed Before and After Curretage.
Study Start Date : April 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2004

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: curettage Procedure: Curretage

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction of tumour thickness 0,5mm or more after curretage [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparison of tumour thickness in punch biopsies performed on referral, before and after curretage. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • bcc with tumour depth two mm.or more

Exclusion Criteria:

  • bcc tumours smaller than three mm in mean diameter.

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Principal Investigator: Eidi Christensen, MD St. Olav University Hospital, Trondheim

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier: NCT00237107     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC-003
First Posted: October 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Cytoreduction Surgical Procedures

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Basal Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Basal Cell