Feasibility of Endoscopic Thyroidectomy for Thyroid Carcinoma
Thyroid Carcinoma
Conditions: official terms
Carcinoma - Thyroid Diseases - Thyroid Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
endoscopic thyroidectomy, thyroid carcinoma
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: thyroidectomy
Type: Procedure
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting
Endoscopic thyroidectomy has been used to treat thyroid diseases in China. However, whether this technique is rational to treat thyroid carcinoma is still in controversy. The diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma is predominantly made according to intra-operative frozen section pathological examination in China. In this research, the investigators want to compare clinical index (blood loss, operation duration, number of lymph nodes dissected, complication rates, etc) between patients underwent endoscopic thyroidectomy ( total thyroidectomy) and those underwent conversion to open procedure. The investigators want to evaluate the technical feasibility of endoscopic thyroidectomy for treating thyroid carcinoma.
Detailed Description
intra-operative diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma is usually considered the indication of conversion to open surgery. with accumulation of experience of endoscopic thyroidectomy, the investigators want to evaluate the technical feasibility, completeness and safety of endoscopic thyroidectomy.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 45 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- lesion diameter less than 1 cm by ultrasound

Exclusion Criteria:

- frozen section diagnosis indicates benign lesion
Changzheng Hospital
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Status: Not yet recruiting
Contact: Wei ZHANG, Dr. - 8621-81885802 - zhangwei412@yahoo.com.cn
Start Date
January 2010
Completion Date
June 2012
Second Military Medical University
Second Military Medical University
Record processing date
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