Endoscopic Ultrasound Plus Submucosal Injection for Early Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
esophageal cancer, early cancer, ultrasonography (EUS), stage
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Name: submucosal injection needle ; EUS Type: Device
Name: ordinary endosonography(EUS) Type: Device
Overall Status
Preoperative accurately staging T1a or T1b in early esophageal cancer is vital for the choices of treatment. At present, the main diagnostic method for early esophageal cancer is endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). However, the accuracy of EUS alone is poor. Thus, it is necessary to improve endoscopic ultrasound examination methods. This project is concerning on the efficacy of EUS combining with submucosal injection of saline for staging T1a and T1b-esophageal cancer. Patients and methods: 80 cases of pathological confirmed early esophageal cancer were randomly divided into two groups: endoscopic ultrasonography group (EUS group) and EUS combining with submucosal injecting saline group (EUS+SIS group). All the cases will be performance by endoscopic or surgical resection; postoperative pathologic diagnosis will be obtained involving echo, depth, margin and other features. The EUS results of two groups of patients will be compared with pathologic results. From comparison, the efficacy and accuracy of EUS+SIS for staging T1a and T1b in esophageal cancer patients will be validated. Through this study, the investigators may develop a routine diagnostic and accurately staging method for early esophageal cancer patients.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 65 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Age 18-65 years old, no gender limited;

- Patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who be confirmed by ordinary endoscopy and pathologic biopsy;

- Patients who agree to accept endoscopic resection or surgical excision of the lesion in esophagus;

- patients with normal cardio-pulmonary function and normal coagulative function,are predicted to be tolerated anesthesia and surgery;

- patients who understand test purpose, volunteer to join these study and sign the consent inform.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients with stages of T2, T3, or T4 displayed by EUS;

- Patients who can't tolerate endoscopy and surgical treatment for various reasons;

- Patients who have distant metastasis, or multiple source of malignant tumors;

- Patients with blood coagulative disorder;

- Patients don't accept the endoscopic examination or surgical treatment;

- Patients with poor compliancy.
cancer center, Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou city, Guangdong, China
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Jian-jun Li, M.D. Ph.D - 86-2087343381 - lijj@sysucc.org.cn
Start Date
February 2012
Completion Date
September 2012
Sun Yat-sen University
Sun Yat-sen University
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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