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Use of Otoscope as a Non-Invasive Tool for Diagnosis of Pilomatricoma

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 February 2009 by Stanford University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: July 11, 2008
Last updated: February 17, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
Stanford University Dermatology Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital are evaluating the use of the otoscope for the diagnosis of skin lesions. We are particularly looking for children and/or adults with nodules, cysts, tumors, or pilomatricomas. The study will take 15-30 minutes and we will use light to examine and take a picture of your skin lesion. There is no monetary compensation for participating in the study.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Use of Otoscope as a Non-Invasive Tool for Diagnosis of Pilomatricoma

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Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Pilomatricoma is a benign tumor that presents as a 3-30mm firm, solitary, deep dermal or subcutaneous tumor on the head, neck, or upper extremities. The clinical diagnosis is often made by the firm, sometimes rock hard texture of the skin. The diagnosis can be confirmed by a skin biopsy and/or excision of the lesion. We have recently noted that pilomatricomas appear as a black mass in the skin when the lesion is transilluminated by placing the light of a fiberoptic otoscope adjacent to the skin lesion. We would like to confirm our impression by a prospective study using transillumination to examine subcutaneous tumors in the skin. Pilomatricoma is also known as a benign calcifying or calcified epithelioma, pilomatrixoma, or a calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe.

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

Inclusion Criteria:- Potential participants will be any patient that is seen at Stanford Dermatology or LPCH that has a cyst, nodule, vesicle, tumor, or possible pilomatricoma

Exclusion Criteria:- Inability of subject or subject's guardian to understand informed consent form.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00715819

Contact: Emily S Gorell (650) 721-7159

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine Recruiting
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Contact: Emily S Gorell    650-721-7159   
Principal Investigator: Odmara Liz Barreto-Chang         
Principal Investigator: Alfred T Lane         
Sub-Investigator: Hayes Gladstone         
Sub-Investigator: Anna L Bruckner         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Alfred T Lane Stanford University
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Responsible Party: Emily S Gorell Identifier: NCT00715819     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-07092008-1245
eProtocol #:13219
Study First Received: July 11, 2008
Last Updated: February 17, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Basal Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms processed this record on September 21, 2017