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Doppler Ultrasound in Characterization of Superficial Soft Tissue Masses

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2017 by Andrew Samir, Assiut University.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 31, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 31, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Andrew Samir, Assiut University

Brief Summary:
A wide variety of superficial soft tissue masses may be seen in clinical practice. Superficial soft tissue masses can generally be categorized as mesenchymal tumors, skin appendage lesions, metastatic tumors, other tumors and tumor-like lesions, or inflammatory lesions. The investigators will use doppler ultrasound in evaluation of superficial soft tissue masses characterization.

Condition or disease
Mass of Soft Tissue

Detailed Description:

There are many examples for these benign superficial soft tissue lesions as lipoma, ganglion, Baker's cyst, giant cell tumor, lymphangioma, hernia, abscess, epidermoid cyst, hematoma, muscle rupture, glomus tumor, fibromatosis, lymphadenitis hemangioma, exostosis, fibroma, neurofibroma and schwannoma. Malignant lesions also could be seen as lymphoma, metastasis, osteogenic sarcoma, liposarcoma , leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and synovial sarcoma.

Nowadays, High resolution ultrasound has a high sensitivity in detecting superficial soft tissue masses through the grey-scale grading that compose an image range from pure black at the weakest intensity to pure white at the strongest that can be used to evaluate its structure, some aspects of its function and to determine the nature of a mass lesion (cystic or solid) and with Doppler ultrasound which is an excellent imaging modality to determine the vascularity of superficial soft tissue masses that can be characterized in terms of their echogenicity, margin, shape, composition, acoustic transmission, size, the grading of color Doppler ultrasound , and resistive index in spectral Doppler as spectral Doppler will be applied in lesions with positive color flow signals.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Role of Doppler Ultrasound in Evaluation of Superficial Soft Tissue Masses
Estimated Study Start Date : June 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 1, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 1, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patients diagnosed as superficial soft tissue lesions by doppler ultrasound. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Effectiveness of Doppler ultrasound in evaluation of superficial soft tissue masses in comparison with histopathological data of these lesions.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients that have superficial soft tissue masses in different age groups that referred from the outpatient clinics of the general or orthopaedic surgery, Assiut University Hospital to the Diagnostic Radiology Department

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in different age groups with superficial soft tissue lesions

Exclusion Criteria:

  • If the patient undergo previous operations at the same mass that could change the criteria of that mass or if the mass is recurrent at the same site.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03171857

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Contact: Hasan Ibrahim Megalli, Professor 01006209584
Contact: Abeer Hussein Ali, Lecturer 01007078382

Sponsors and Collaborators
Assiut University
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Responsible Party: Andrew Samir, principal investigator, Assiut University Identifier: NCT03171857    
Other Study ID Numbers: DUSSSTM
First Posted: May 31, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 31, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No