A Real-time and Computerized Sonographic Reporting System in Predicting Malignant Cervical Lymphadenopathy
The investigaotors want to establish a real-time and computerized score reporting system based on the significant predictors of the measured sonographic parameters and demographic data.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
|Official Title:||A Real-time and Computerized Sonographic Scoring System for Predicting Malignant Cervical Lymphadenopathy|
- The final diagnoses of lymph nodes were made by US-FNA cytological studies, pathologic results of the biopsy specimens, or at least 3 months of negative follow-up observations. [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2009|
Patients with previously untreated neck masses
One hundred eight patients with neck lymphadenopathy, receiving ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA), were used to construct a predictive model. This model was validated by another independent patient cohort.
|Far Eastern Memorial Hospital|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 22050|
|Study Director:||Li-Jen Liao, MD||Department of Otolaryngology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan|