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Neurologic and Neurophysiologic Assessment of Clinical Course in Patients With Intraspinal Processes

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 April 2010 by University of Zurich.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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University of Zurich Identifier:
First received: April 15, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2010
History: No changes posted

Patients included in the study are treated at the Klinik für Neurochirurgie USZ. The clinical course is documented at Paraplegikerzentrum Balgrist using validated diagnostic procedures (e.g. SCIM, ASIA, neurophysiology).

Study aims:

Prognostic value of clinical diagnosis and additional diagnostic procedures? Which parameters exhibit optimal prognostic power? Differences between tumor/AVM associated lesions and traumatic lesions? What can we learn for pathophysiology and treatment?

  • Trial with surgical intervention

Condition Intervention Phase
Tumor Procedure: Diagnostic Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
intralspinal processes
Patients with intralspinal processes
Procedure: Diagnostic
SCIM Spinal Cord Independence Measure ASIA scale American Spinal Injury Association


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients treated surgically for intraspinal processes

Inclusion criteria:

  • Benign intraspinal process (tumor or vascular malformation AVM)
  • Primary lesion caudal of the brainstem, affecting C1
  • Cognitive ability to give written informed consent

Exclusion criteria:

  • Metastases, malign tumors
  • Traumatic lesions
  • Myelitis, polyneuropathy
  • Disc prolaps
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01105520

Contact: 01 Studienregister MasterAdmins +41 (0)44 255 11 11

Zurich, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Study Director: 01 Studienregister MasterAdmins UniversitaetsSpital Zuerich
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof. H. Bertalanffy, University of Zurich Identifier: NCT01105520     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ZU-XYZ-003
Study First Received: April 15, 2010
Last Updated: April 15, 2010

Keywords provided by University of Zurich:
Intraspinal processes (tumor or vascular malformation AVM) processed this record on July 25, 2017