Reoperation Rate Versus Clinical Recurrence After Ventral Hernia Repair
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.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Correlation Between Reoperation and Clinical Palpable Recurrence 3 Years After Ventral Hernia Repair|
- Clinical recurrence after ventral hernia repair [ Time Frame: up to 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- explanations for not having a recurrence repair [ Time Frame: up to 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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.