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Minimal Access Repair of Contralateral Hernias (MARCH Trial)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2006 by Institute of Child Health.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Institute of Child Health Identifier:
First received: February 17, 2006
Last updated: December 22, 2006
Last verified: December 2006
Repair of unilateral inguinal hernia in infants. Laparoscopic repair, with closure of contralateral patent processus vaginalis if present, versus open repair

Condition Intervention
Unilateral Inguinal Hernia
Procedure: Laparaoscopic repair, with closure of contralateral patent processus vaginalis
Procedure: open repair

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Institute of Child Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • development of metachronous contralateral inguinal hernia

Estimated Enrollment: 360
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 1 Year   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • unilateral inguinal hernia

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00293995

Contact: Agostino Pierro

United Kingdom
Addenbrookes Hospital Not yet recruiting
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Madan Samuel         
Royal Hospital for Sick Children Not yet recruiting
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact: Gordon MacKinlay         
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Not yet recruiting
London, United Kingdom
Contact: Munther Haddad         
Great Ormond Street Hospital Recruiting
London, United Kingdom
King's College Hospital Not yet recruiting
London, United Kingdom
Contact: Niyi Ade-Ajayi         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institute of Child Health
Principal Investigator: Agostino Pierro Great Ormond Street Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00293995     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04SG07
Study First Received: February 17, 2006
Last Updated: December 22, 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal processed this record on May 24, 2017