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Prognostic Significance of Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology Features in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

This study has been completed.
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National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 11, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2007
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between prognosis and fine needle aspiration cytology character of papillary thyroid cancer.

Condition Intervention
Thyroid Neoplasms Procedure: Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2006
Detailed Description:
Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common thyroid malignancy worldwide. The influence of clinicopathologic features on prognosis has been examined, but the relationship between cytologic features obtained by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and prognosis has been minimally studied. We retrospectively studied the cytologic features with computerized morphometry in 83 patients with usual-type papillary thyroid cancer and followed them for more than 10 years except for one with metastasis at diagnosis. The cytologic features of FNA and recurrence of cancer were examined statistically.

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 90 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Papillary thyroid cancer diagnosed in NTUH from 1977 to 2000

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient without complete medical record
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00459459

Shyang-Rong, Shih
Dou-Liou city, Yun-Lin County, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Shyang-Rong Shi, MD National Taiwan University Hospital, Yun-Lin Branch
  More Information Identifier: NCT00459459     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200704016R
Study First Received: April 11, 2007
Last Updated: April 11, 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thyroid Diseases
Thyroid Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms processed this record on August 16, 2017