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Hysteroscopic Lymphatic Mapping for Endometrial Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(Slow accrual.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: April 29, 2008
Last updated: April 29, 2016
Last verified: April 2012
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if a procedure called intraoperative (during surgery) lymphatic mapping can be used to find the sentinel lymph node in patients with endometrial cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Endometrial Cancer
Procedure: Intraoperative Lymphatic Mapping
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Hysteroscopic Injection of Tracers for Sentinel Node Identification in Women With Endometrial Cancer

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sentinel Node Identification Rate [ Time Frame: 15-20 minute procedure prior to/during routine surgery for identifying the sentinel nodes ]
    Feasibility of sentinel node identification rate using intraoperative hysteroscopic injection of patent blue dye and radiocolloid for the detection of sentinel lymph nodes in patients with endometrial cancer. Sentinel node identification before and during surgery using a gamma counter to identify lymph nodes that have absorbed Tc-99m sulfur colloid. Study feasibility assessed with enrollment of 20 participants, approximately 1 year.

Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intraoperative Lymphatic Mapping
Intraoperative sentinel lymph node identification (lymphatic mapping)
Procedure: Intraoperative Lymphatic Mapping
Intraoperative hysteroscopic injection of patent blue dye and radiocolloid for detection of sentinel lymph nodes.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with biopsy confirmed endometrial cancer who have been dispositioned to undergo total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingooophorectomy and lymph node staging.
  2. Surgical procedures may be performed by either laparotomy or laparoscopy.
  3. If computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, lymphangiography, or ultrasound has been performed for preoperative assessment, there must be no evidence of metastases. Imaging is not mandatory.
  4. Patients who have signed an approved informed consent and authorization permitting release of personal health information.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with a preoperative diagnosis of grade I endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the uterus.
  2. Patients with uterine papillary serous carcinoma.
  3. Patients who have undergone endometrial ablation or a myomectomy within 1 year of the surgery for endometrial cancer.
  4. Patients with known allergies to triphenylmethane compounds or technetium-99 radiocolloid.
  5. Patients with a history of retroperitoneal surgery.
  6. Patients with a history of pelvic radiation.
  7. Patients with no lesion visible on hysteroscopy.
  8. Patients with previous exposure to the tracer (to prevent risk of allergic reaction).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00671606

United States, Texas
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Michael M. Frumovitz, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00671606     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-0206
Study First Received: April 29, 2008
Results First Received: June 30, 2011
Last Updated: April 29, 2016

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Endometrial Cancer
Lymphatic Mapping
Sentinel Node Identification
Lymph Node
Intraoperative lymphatic mapping
Total hysterectomy
Bilateral salpingooophorectomy
Lymph node staging

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on April 24, 2017