MRI Findings in Inguinal Hernia
MRI imaging in clinically evident inguinal hernia is not routinely used. In other painful inguinal conditions (such as sportsmans hernia) inflammatory changes have been detected. The aim of the present study is to determine, whether similar inflammatory changes can be detected with MRI scan in inguinal hernia. Also, patient questionaires are used preoperatively and postoperatively to determine, if preoperative pain scores can be used as a predictive value for postoperative prolonged pain/neuralgia.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||MRI Findings in Inguinal Hernia|
- Inflammatory changes in MRI scan [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]MRI scan is performed preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively to find possible inflammatory changes in the inguinal area, and the changes that a hernia mesh repair causes. If preoperative MRI scan does not have inflammatory changes, 6-month-MRI is only performed on-demand (if the patient is experiencing prolonged pain.
- Pain scores [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Preoperative and postoperative patient questionaires are used. Preoperative values are examined to determine, if they can be used to predict postoperative pain problems.
|Study Start Date:||May 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: study group
All patients in this study have MRI scan prior to hernia repair surgery. If inflammatory changes are present, the scan is repeated 6 months after surgery. If not, the scan is performed only if the patient has pain problems at 6 months.
Procedure: MRI scan
MRI scan with a 1,5 T MRI scanner
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01505686
|North Karelia Central Hospital, department of surgery|
|Joensuu, Finland, FIN-80210|