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Diagnostic Accuracy of Fine Needle Aspiration in Parotid Tumors

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2003 by National Institute of Cancerología.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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National Institute of Cancerología Identifier:
First received: September 21, 2007
Last updated: September 24, 2007
Last verified: January 2003
Liberal use of fine needle aspiration biopsy of parotid gland masses is controversial. All information regarding this procedure has been retrospective. Our objective is to evaluate prospectively the diagnostic accuracy of the test, alone and when associated to clinical and/or radiologic data.

Condition Intervention Phase
Parotid Gland Neoplasms
Procedure: aspiration biopsy
Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Accuracy of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy in the Pre-Operative Diagnosis of Malignancy in Patients With Parotid Gland Masses

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Cancerología:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Diagnosis of malignancy [ Time Frame: three years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Specific histopathologic diagnosis [ Time Frame: three years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: January 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
fine needle aspiration biopsy of the parotid gland mass
Procedure: aspiration biopsy
fine needle aspiration biopsy of the parotid gland masses

Detailed Description:

This is a prospective diagnostic test study. Inclusion criteria are all consecutive patients with parotid gland masses referred for treatment at our center, from January 2003 to December 2007.

The gold standard for the diagnosis of malignancy is the surgical pathology report of the parotidectomy specimen.

Cytologist and pathologist will be blind. Diagnostic accuracy is determinded by Bayesian analysis.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Consecutive patients with parotid gland masses
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00534612

Contact: Jose F Carrillo, M.D. +52 (55) 56280400 ext 284
Contact: Luis F Oñate-Ocaña, M.D: ´52 (55) 56280400 ext 120

National Cancer Institute Recruiting
Mexico, D.f:, Mexico, 14080
Principal Investigator: Jose F Carrillo, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Cancerología
Principal Investigator: Jose F Carrillo, M.D: National Cancer Institute, Mexico
  More Information Identifier: NCT00534612     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 006/038/CCI
Study First Received: September 21, 2007
Last Updated: September 24, 2007

Keywords provided by National Institute of Cancerología:
Parotid gland neoplasms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parotid Neoplasms
Salivary Gland Neoplasms
Mouth Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Parotid Diseases
Salivary Gland Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017