Is Cryosurgery or Curettage More Effective at Treating Seborrheic Keratoses?
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01159860|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 12, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2018
Seborrheic keratoses (SK's) are very common, but harmless skin lesions that commonly appear during adult life. Patients with seborrheic keratoses frequently desire treatment due to symptoms of itching and irritation or for cosmetic purposes. Seborrheic keratoses can be easily removed and have been treated in a number of different ways. Two of the simplest and most successful ways to remove seborrheic keratoses are cryosurgery and curettage.
The investigators are conducting this study to see which of these two treatments has the best result.
Approximately 24-30 people will take part in this research study at the Hershey Medical Center.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Seborrheic Keratosis||Procedure: cryosurgery Procedure: Curettage||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||25 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Factorial Assignment|
|Official Title:||Is Cryosurgery or Curettage More Effective at Treating Seborrheic Keratoses?|
|Study Start Date :||July 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 11, 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 6, 2013|
Active Comparator: Cryosurgery
One lesion on the patients' trunk or proximal extremities will be treated with cryosurgery.
freezing of lesion with liquid nitrogen
Active Comparator: Curettage
One lesion on one side of the patients' trunk or proximal extremities will be treated by curettage.
the lesion will be anesthetized and destroyed with a curette.
- Partial or complete resolution of treated lesion. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]Follow up evaluation by a blinded physician along with the gathering of patient information via questionnaires will be obtained at the completion of the study.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01159860
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|
|Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033|
|Principal Investigator:||Lance D. Wood, M.D.||Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|