Impact of Dissection Area on the Clinical Outcome of Endoscopic Thyroidectomy
Conditions
Thyroid Tumor
Conditions: official terms
Thyroid Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
thyroidectomy, invasiveness
Study Type
Interventional
Study Phase
N/A
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Intervention
Name: endoscopic thyroidectomy
Type: Procedure
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting
Summary
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether reduced subcutaneous dissection area could offer patients more clinical benefits.
Detailed Description
To create a working place in the chest wall is an inevitable step of endoscopic thyroidectomy. Large subcutaneous area was considered a drawback of endoscopic thyroidectomy. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether subcutaneous dissection area has influence on clinical outcome of endoscopic thyroidectomy, such as post-operative pain, complication rate and post-operative discomfort.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 50 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- thyroid nodule diagnosed by ultrasound

- willing to undergo endoscopic thyroidectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

- conversion to open surgery

- unwilling to join the research
Location
Department of General Surgery, Changzheng Hospital
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Status: Not yet recruiting
Contact: wei zhang, MD - 8621-81885802 - zhangwei412@yahoo.com.cn
Start Date
April 2011
Completion Date
June 2012
Sponsors
Second Military Medical University
Source
Second Military Medical University
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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