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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier:
First received: October 10, 2005
Last updated: July 18, 2016
Last verified: July 2016
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 Intervention
Carcinoma, Basal Cell
Procedure: Curretage

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Relation of Basal Cell Carcinoma Tumour Thickness, Histologically Estimated, in Punch Biopsies Performed Before and After Curretage.

Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

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

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

Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: April 2002
Study Completion Date: December 2004
Primary Completion Date: December 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: curettage Procedure: Curretage


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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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00237107

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

Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier: NCT00237107     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC-003
Study First Received: October 10, 2005
Last Updated: July 18, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
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 processed this record on May 22, 2017