Comparing Methods to Biopsy Pancreas Mass

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 14, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Linda S. Lee, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brief Summary:
This study will examine whether there is any difference in number of passes needed to diagnose pancreatic masses during endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsies using 2 different types of needles.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pancreas Mass Diagnosis Procedure: FNB Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 59 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Randomized Trial Comparing 2 Needles During EUS-FNA of Solid Pancreatic Masses
Actual Study Start Date : October 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Biopsy

Arm Intervention/treatment
Fine needle aspiration needle
standard Beacon FNA needle
Procedure: FNB
fine needle biopsy needle
SharkCore fine needle biopsy needle
Procedure: FNB

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. number of passes [ Time Frame: 1 week ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult
  • pancreas mass

Exclusion Criteria:

  • coagulopathy
  • mass not approachable by endoscopic ultrasound biopsy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01663493

United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Linda S Lee Brigham and Women's Hospital

Responsible Party: Linda S. Lee, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital Identifier: NCT01663493     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012-P-000955/1
First Posted: August 13, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 14, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017