A Pilot Study to Determine the Efficacy of Fluorescein Visualization of the Uterus in Detecting Endometrial Cancer Invasion

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Arkansas
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 18, 2013
Last updated: April 8, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
To determine if Fluorescein systemic injection during hysterectomy procedure can be useful in revealing the depth of endometrial cancer invasion.

Condition Intervention Phase
Endometrial Cancer
Drug: Fluorescein
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Determine the Efficacy of Fluorescein Visualization of the Uterus in Detecting Endometrial Cancer Invasion

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Further study details as provided by University of Arkansas:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of using fluorescein dye to determine depth of invasion compared to using frozen section and final pathology. [ Time Frame: 21 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    For each study subject the paired difference in invasion depths determined using the Systemic Fluorescein Injection (SFI) versus Frozen Section (FS) methods will calculated and expressed as a percentage of the FS-based invasion depth.

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: September 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fluorescein Injection
All research participants will receive fluorescein injection through existing intravenous line during the operative procedure. This will consist of one ampule (5 cc) injected intravenously 5- 10 minutes prior to ligation of the uterine arteries.
Drug: Fluorescein


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Documented endometrial cancer and scheduled for hysterectomy as part of their treatment.
  • No known allergy to fluorescein dye
  • Ability to understand and sign informed consent
  • 18 years of age or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior hysterectomy
  • Known sensitivity to fluorescein dye
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01979003

United States, Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Arkansas
Principal Investigator: Alexander Burnett, MD University of Arkansas
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Arkansas
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01979003     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 202459 
Study First Received: October 18, 2013
Last Updated: April 8, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Neoplasms by Site
Urogenital Neoplasms
Uterine Diseases
Uterine Neoplasms
Contrast Media
Diagnostic Uses of Chemicals
Pharmacologic Actions

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 03, 2016