Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition breast reconstruction
Treatment ct angiography
Sponsor Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Start date September 2008
End date August 2009
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT00748722, TASMC-08-YB-0181-CTIL

Summary

Abdominal donor-site flaps, including the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) and deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps(DIEP), are standard in autologous breast reconstruction. With significant variation in the vascular anatomy of the abdominal wall, preoperative imaging is essential for preoperative planning and reducing intraoperative error.

The quest continues for optimal preoperative assessment. Computed tomographic angiography has recently been proposed as a noninvasive modality for this purpose. It provides the location of the perforator vessels, diameter and anatomic course in regards to the rectus muscle.

In this study we will perform preoperative lower abdominal computed tomographic angiography in DIEP flap breast reconstruction patients.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case-only
Time perspective prospective
Arm
Female patients, age 18-60 years, suitable for breast reconstruction using the lower abdominal tissue.
ct angiography Iodine
Injection of contrast material (iodine)

Primary Outcomes

Measure
1 year from starting date
time frame: 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 18 years up to 60 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Female, age 18-60 years - Appropriate for lower abdominal based breast reconstruction. - Consented the use of CT Angiography Exclusion Criteria: - Age under 18 years or over 60. - Pregnant women - Allergy to iodine

Additional Information

Official title Pre-Operative Imaging of Abdominal Wall Perforators Using CT Angiography for DIEP Breast Reconstruction
Principal investigator Arie Blachar, MD
Description Abdominal donor-site flaps, including the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) and deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps(DIEP), are standard in autologous breast reconstruction. With significant variation in the vascular anatomy of the abdominal wall, preoperative imaging is essential for preoperative planning and reducing intraoperative error. The quest continues for optimal preoperative assessment. Computed tomographic angiography has recently been proposed as a noninvasive modality for this purpose. It provides the location of the perforator vessels, diameter and anatomic course in regards to the rectus muscle. In this study we will perform preoperative lower abdominal computed tomographic angiography in DIEP flap breast reconstruction patients. We plan to study 20 patients, eligible for lower abdominal-based breast reconstruction.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2008.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.