Debulking Effect of Curretage on BCC's - a Histological Assessment.

This study has been completed.
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier:
First received: October 10, 2005
Last updated: May 16, 2006
Last verified: October 2005
The aim of this study was to compare histologically observed tumour infitration of 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 PDT.

Condition Intervention
Carcinoma, Basal Cell
Procedure: Curretage

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Relation of BCC Tumour Thickness, Histologically Estimated, in Punch Biopsies Performed Before and After Curretage.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction of tumour thickness 0,5mm or more after curretage

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of tumour thickness in punch biopsies performed on referral, before and after curretage.

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: April 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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 Identifier: NCT00237107     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC-003 
Study First Received: October 10, 2005
Last Updated: May 16, 2006
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
basal cell
tumour debulking

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Basal Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Basal Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial processed this record on May 24, 2016