Reoperation Rate Versus Clinical Recurrence After Ventral Hernia Repair

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frederik Helgstrand, University Hospital Koge Identifier:
First received: September 14, 2010
Last updated: December 3, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

The risk for recurrence after ventral hernia repair is often based on reoperation rates with short follow-up rather than recurrences identified by clinical examinations.

The purpose of current study is find the real incidence of recurrences 3 years after ventral hernia repair and to compare with the reoperation rate.

Ventral Hernia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Correlation Between Reoperation and Clinical Palpable Recurrence 3 Years After Ventral Hernia Repair

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Koge:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical recurrence after ventral hernia repair [ Time Frame: up to 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • explanations for not having a recurrence repair [ Time Frame: up to 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 945
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

all patients in a restricted area (all patients in the part of Denmark called Zealand) who had a ventral hernia repair in 2007 (appr. 1200 patients). The patients will be sorted by a questionnaire and if the patients are suspicious for recurrence they will be offered a clinical examination.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

1200 patients who had a ventral hernia repair in 2007


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary ventral hernia repair performed in the region of Zealand in Denmark

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who died and patients not resident in region Zealand
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01325246

Dept. of surgery, Køge Hospital
Køge, Denmark, 4600
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Koge
Principal Investigator: Frederik Helgstrand, MD dept. of surgery, Køge Hospital
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Responsible Party: Frederik Helgstrand, MD, University Hospital Koge Identifier: NCT01325246     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FH-1
Study First Received: September 14, 2010
Last Updated: December 3, 2013
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics
Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Keywords provided by University Hospital Koge:
ventral hernia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Ventral
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 15, 2014