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Sclerotherapy of Internal Spermatic Veins in Patients With Varicocele and Localized Prostate Cancer

This study has been completed.
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Maaynei Hayesha Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 9, 2008
Last updated: March 14, 2008
Last verified: March 2008
Patients with varicocele in whon early prostate cancer will be found will undergo venographic embolization of both spermatic veins. The study hypothesis is that this procedure will induce a gradual regression of the prostate volume that may decrease prostate cancer cells. Close follow-up will ensure that necessary therapy will be provided if needed according to clinical criteria. Results in terms of prostate size PSA level and tumor size will be recorded.

Condition Intervention
Prostate Cancer
Procedure: venographic occlusion of spermatic veins

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Selective Retrograde Venography and Sclerotherapy of Internal Spermatic Veins and Associated Venous Bypasses and Retro-Peritoneal Collateral in Patients With Bilateral Varicocele and Localized Prostate Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Maaynei Hayesha Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety performance of the procedure. The change in tumor size and prostate cancer cells as evaluated by trans-rectal ultrasound and prostate biopsy [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The change in size of the prostate as evaluated by ultrasound Change in PSA value. Reduction of above 20% in nocturia [ Time Frame: one year ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Procedure: venographic occlusion of spermatic veins
Through the femoral vein a catheter is inserted into the spermatic veins in succession and the veins are occluded.
No Intervention: 2
Watch-full follow-up


Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males age 45-75
  • Prostate cancer
  • Presence of varicocele
  • No contraindication for venography

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diseases or medications which prevent interventional vascular procedures
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00637208

Maaynei Hayesha Medical Center
Bnei Brak, Israel, 51544
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maaynei Hayesha Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Uriel Levinger, Maaynei Hayesha Medical Center Identifier: NCT00637208     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RVS-002-IL
MHMC grant
Study First Received: March 9, 2008
Last Updated: March 14, 2008

Keywords provided by Maaynei Hayesha Medical Center:
prostate cancer
male patients
Localized microscopic prostate cancer up to Gleason 6 (3+3)
PSA level <14
presence of varicocele

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017