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Preoperative Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Primary and Secondary Lung Tumors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00610844
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 8, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University Hospital Tuebingen

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation by pathological correlation and to characterize the tissue response after treatment of primary and secondary pulmonary tumors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer Lung Metastasis Procedure: pulmonary radiofrequency ablation Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Thermal ablation therapy is an increasingly performed technique in the local tumor treatment. Among these techniques, image-guided radiofrequency (RF) ablation attained widespread consideration in the therapy of liver tumors and osteoid osteoma. Promising results of hepatic RF ablation raised expectations to utilize the advantages of image-guided ablation therapy for the treatment of pulmonary malignancies. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation by pathological correlation and to characterize the tissue response after treatment of primary and secondary pulmonary tumors. Computed tomography-guided RF ablation is performed in local or general anesthesia, followed by surgical resection three days later. An analysis of complete RF ablation and a characterization of tissue response is performed by hematoxylin and eosin staining, immunostaining, and electron microscopy. Adverse effects and complications are recorded.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 9 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Effectiveness of Preoperative Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Primary and Secondary Lung Tumors
Study Start Date : April 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
pulmonary radiofrequency ablation
Procedure: pulmonary radiofrequency ablation
CT-guided pulmonary radiofrequency ablation




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. rate of incomplete treated tumors [ Time Frame: 3 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. pathologic tissue changes, rate of major and minor complications [ Time Frame: 6 months ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent for radiofrequency ablation and surgery
  • Maximum of 3 lung tumors
  • Maximum tumor size 5 cm
  • Must be able to receive standard surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pathological coagulation tests
  • Pregnant or breast feeding
  • Maximum tumor size more than 5 cm
  • Bilateral secondary lung cancer with more than 3 tumors
  • Inoperable patient

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00610844


Locations
Germany
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Tübingen, BW, Germany, 72076
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Tuebingen
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Philippe L Pereira, MD Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Tübingen
Principal Investigator: Hermann Aebert, MD Department of thoracic surgery, University of Tübingen

Responsible Party: Philippe L. Pereira, MD, Department of Diagnostic Radilogy
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00610844     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LungRFA_V1
First Posted: February 8, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 20, 2008
Last Verified: November 2007

Keywords provided by University Hospital Tuebingen:
lung cancer
lung metastasis
radiofrequency ablation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplastic Processes
Neoplasms
Pathologic Processes