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Sclerotherapy of Internal Spermatic Veins in Patients With Varicocele and Localized Prostate Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 17, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 17, 2008
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Maaynei Hayesha Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Patients with varicocele in whon early prostate cancer will be found will undergo venographic embolization of both spermatic veins. The study hypothesis is that this procedure will induce a gradual regression of the prostate volume that may decrease prostate cancer cells. Close follow-up will ensure that necessary therapy will be provided if needed according to clinical criteria. Results in terms of prostate size PSA level and tumor size will be recorded.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Procedure: venographic occlusion of spermatic veins Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Selective Retrograde Venography and Sclerotherapy of Internal Spermatic Veins and Associated Venous Bypasses and Retro-Peritoneal Collateral in Patients With Bilateral Varicocele and Localized Prostate Cancer
Study Start Date : November 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Prostate Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Procedure: venographic occlusion of spermatic veins
Through the femoral vein a catheter is inserted into the spermatic veins in succession and the veins are occluded.

No Intervention: 2
Watch-full follow-up

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety performance of the procedure. The change in tumor size and prostate cancer cells as evaluated by trans-rectal ultrasound and prostate biopsy [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The change in size of the prostate as evaluated by ultrasound Change in PSA value. Reduction of above 20% in nocturia [ Time Frame: one year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males age 45-75
  • Prostate cancer
  • Presence of varicocele
  • No contraindication for venography

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diseases or medications which prevent interventional vascular procedures

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00637208

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Maaynei Hayesha Medical Center
Bnei Brak, Israel, 51544
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maaynei Hayesha Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Dr Uriel Levinger, Maaynei Hayesha Medical Center Identifier: NCT00637208     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RVS-002-IL
MHMC grant
First Posted: March 17, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 17, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008
Keywords provided by Maaynei Hayesha Medical Center:
prostate cancer
male patients
Localized microscopic prostate cancer up to Gleason 6 (3+3)
PSA level <14
presence of varicocele
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases