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Sentinel Lymphnode in Patients With Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma and in Patients With Suspected Thyroid Neoplasia (SNTC)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01089335
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 18, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 28, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Region Skane

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date March 16, 2010
First Posted Date March 18, 2010
Last Update Posted Date March 28, 2019
Study Start Date March 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date December 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: March 17, 2010)
Sensitivity and specificity of SN histology compared with the final histology of the non SN central lymph nodes (metastasis or no metastasis) [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
The histological investigation of the sentinel lymph node(s) (recorded as metastasis or no metastasis), will be compared to the definitive histological investigation of the non SN central lymphnodes (metastasis or no metastasis), cleared by surgery. Sensitivity and specificity of the histological SN investigation to predict the histological outcome of the non SN central lymphnodes (metastasis or no metastasis), will be calculated.
Original Primary Outcome Measures Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: March 17, 2010)
Sensitivity of 99mTc-nanocolloid albumin in the diagnosis of a sentinel lymphnode [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
99mTc-nanocolloid albumin will be injected under guidence by ultrasonography. The sensitivity to detect a SN on preoperative imaging (detected SN on imaging/total number of investigations) and during surgery by a collimated probe for SN mapping(SN detected/total number of operations), will be calculated.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Sentinel Lymphnode in Patients With Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma and in Patients With Suspected Thyroid Neoplasia
Official Title Sentinel Node Investigation in Patients With Highly Differentiated Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma and in Patients With Thyroid Neoplasia of Unclear Malignant Potential
Brief Summary

The standard surgical treatment for highly differentiated papillary thyroid cancer > 10 mm according to recent national and international guidelines, is total thyroidectomy and central lymphnode clearance, and for patients with cytology indicating thyroid neoplasia of unclear malignant potential hemithyroidectomy on the side of the tumour.

The study investigates if the sentinel lymphnode (SN)

  • Reliably (with high sensitivity and specificity), can predict the pathological findings of the lymphnodes in the central compartment in patients with highly differentiated papillary thyroid cancer
  • Is useful to aid in the final diagnosis and staging of thyroid neoplasias of unclear malignant potential, and could be used to select patients for further central lymphnode revision.
Detailed Description

The standard surgical treatment for highly differentiated papillary thyroid cancer > 10 mm according to recent national and international guidelines, is total thyroidectomy and central lymphnode clearance, and for patients with cytology indicating thyroid neoplasia of unclear malignant potential hemithyroidectomy on the side of the tumour.

There are however a number of clinical problems with these approaches:

  • For patients with papillary thyroid cancer, a significant proportion will receive unnecessary extensive surgical treatment
  • In papillary thyroid cancer, central lymphnode clearance increases the risk for complications, especially the risk for hypoparathyroidism.

According to a Scandinavian survey (Scandinavian Quality Register for Thyroid- and Parathyroid Surgery; www. thyroid-parathyroidsurgery.com),16 % of patients with unclear follicular neoplasia, will have a final histological diagnosis of thyroid cancer, and in half of them, this cancer will be of the papillary subtype. In patients with preoperatively suspected, but not proven malignancy by cytology, 30 % will receive a final histological diagnosis of thyroid cancer, and in these patients, 70 % will be of the papillary subtype. Typically these patients will undergo a second operation with a contralateral hemithyroidectomy. In many cases, due to risk for complications, central lymphnode clearance is avoided in these cases. Therefore, the staging of the cancer will be incomplete, and some patients will receive suboptimal surgical treatment.

The study is designed to compare SN investigation with the final histology of the central lymphnodes:

  • Pretracheal and bilateral paratracheal for patients with preoperatively diagnosed papillary thyroid cancer
  • Pretracheal and ipsilateral paratracheal for tumours of uncertain malignant potential on cytology

The identification of SN will be aided by preoperative ultrasound guided injection of 99m- Tc- nanocolloid albumin in the thyroid tumour. The results of the histological investigation of SN will be compared to that of the results from the central lymphnode clearance.

Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Probability Sample
Study Population

- Patients diagnosed and operated for papillary thyroid cancer > 10 mm at the Department of Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

_ Patients with diagnosed and operated for a thyroid tumour of unclear malignant potential at the Department of Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

Condition
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Thyroid Cancer
Intervention Procedure: Histological investigation of the SN
99m Tc- nanocolloid albumin, 10-15 MBq (volume 0.1-0.3 ml) is injected under ultrasound guidance in the thyroid tumour. Imaging (lymphoscintigraphy)with anterior and oblique projections is performed at 60 and 120 min after the injection. SN are mapped intraoperatively by a dedicated SN navigator and excised for final histology.
Study Groups/Cohorts
  • Papillary thyroid cancer
    Patients with preoperatively diagnosed highly differentiated papillary thyroid cancer
    Intervention: Procedure: Histological investigation of the SN
  • Tumour of uncertain malignant potential
    Thyroid tumours with preoperative cytology indicating follicular neoplasia, or on cytology suspected but not proven malignancy
    Intervention: Procedure: Histological investigation of the SN
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Completed
Actual Enrollment
 (submitted: March 27, 2019)
100
Original Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: March 17, 2010)
200
Actual Study Completion Date December 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date December 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with first time surgery for proven papillary thyroid cancer > 10 mm
  • Patients with first time surgery for a cytologic diagnosis of follicular neoplasia or suspected (not proven) malignancy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age below 18 years
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Inability to understand written and oral information or to comply with scheduled follow-up
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries Sweden
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT01089335
Other Study ID Numbers 2009/71
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party Region Skane
Study Sponsor Region Skane
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Anders Bergenfelz, MD, PhD Department of Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, Lund
PRS Account Region Skane
Verification Date March 2019