Study to Determine if Tissue Scored With a Scalpel Results in Any Noticeable Marks
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00367042|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 22, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 16, 2015
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a well established method for treatment of cutaneous malignancies. Part of this technique requires marking skin surrounding the tumor. There are two ways of marking the tissue, lightly scoring it with a scalpel or marking it with a surgical marker.
This study is to determine if there is a noticeable difference in outcome between patients who have their tissue lightly scored with a scalpel or marked with a surgical marking pen.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Skin Cancer||Device: Scalpel for tissue scoring Device: Surgical marker for tissue marking||Phase 2 Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||98 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Official Title:||Prospective Study To Determine Whether Tissue Scoring Results In Noticeable Marks Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery|
|Study Start Date :||July 2005|
|Primary Completion Date :||July 2006|
|Study Completion Date :||July 2008|
|No Intervention: 1||
Device: Scalpel for tissue scoring
During Mohs surgery we will compare the outcomes of scarring, to determine whether a mark (with a pen) or a score with a scalpel will receive the best scar.Device: Surgical marker for tissue marking
You will be asked to participate, examined, discuss participation have procedure and come in for follow up for photos and check up.
- The goal of the study is to determine if there are any noticeable differences in outcomes between patients who have their skin scored and those who have their skin marked with a surgical marking pen [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00367042
|United States, California|
|UC Davis Medical Center Department of Dermatology|
|Sacramento, California, United States, 95816|
|Principal Investigator:||Daniel Eisen, MD||University of California, Davis|
|Principal Investigator:||Thomas King, MD||University of California, Davis|