Study to Determine if Tissue Scored With a Scalpel Results in Any Noticeable Marks
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.
|Skin Cancer||Device: Scalpel for tissue scoring Device: Surgical marker for tissue marking||Phase 2 Phase 3|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
|Official Title:||Prospective Study To Determine Whether Tissue Scoring Results In Noticeable Marks Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery|
- 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 ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: 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|