Elective Neurectomy During Inguinal Hernia Repair

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00492804
First received: June 26, 2007
Last updated: January 25, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

June 26, 2007
January 25, 2013
July 2005
March 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Incidence of postoperative pain [ Time Frame: up to three years ]
Incidence of postoperative pain [ Time Frame: one and three years ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00492804 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Incidence of hypesthesia or paraesthesia [ Time Frame: one and three years ]
  • Recurrence rate [ Time Frame: one and three years ]
  • Rate of intra- and postoperative complications [ Time Frame: one and three years ]
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: one and three years ]
1: Incidence of hypesthesia or paraesthesia 2: Recurrence rate 3: Rate of intra- and postoperative complications 4: Quality of life [ Time Frame: one and three years ]
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Elective Neurectomy During Inguinal Hernia Repair
Effect of Elective Intraoperative Neurectomy on Chronic Pain After Lichtenstein Hernia Repair. A Prospective, Single-blind, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial

Chronic inguinal neuralgia is one of the most important complications following inguinal hernia repair.

It may even outweigh the benefit of the operation. Intraoperative neurectomy has been investigated to reduce the incidence of chronic pain.

This study evaluates the effects of elective division of the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric and genital branch of the genitofemoral nerves on pain and postoperative sensory symptoms after Lichtenstein hernia repair.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Inguinal Hernia
  • Procedure: Lichtenstein hernia repair
    Lichtenstein hernia repair with tension free mesh
  • Procedure: Neurectomy
    Neurectomy
  • Neurectomy
    Interventions:
    • Procedure: Lichtenstein hernia repair
    • Procedure: Neurectomy
  • Nerve preservation
    Intervention: Procedure: Lichtenstein hernia repair
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
200
September 2011
March 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Uni- or bilateral inguinal hernia
  • Karnofsky-index ≥70
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recurrent inguinal hernia
  • Previous inguinal operation
  • Emergent operation
  • Severe comorbidities
Male
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Switzerland
 
NCT00492804
05/015/2B
No
Martin Turnheer, Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen
Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen
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Principal Investigator: Martin Thurnheer, MD Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen
Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen
January 2013

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