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COMplete Versus PArtial Open inCisional Hernia Repair (COMPAC-TRIAL) (COMPAC)

This study has been terminated.
(patients had to be converted to the other study arm)
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Ghent Identifier:
First received: July 9, 2007
Last updated: January 27, 2011
Last verified: January 2011
To compare the complete repair of the abdominal wall at the level of the former incision with only a partial repair at the level of the hernia in patients with an incisional hernia after median laparotomy in a prospective randomized trial.

Condition Intervention
Incisional Hernia Procedure: complete repair Procedure: partial repair of the abdominal wall

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: COMplete Versus PArtial Open inCisional Hernia Repair (COMPAC-TRIAL)

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Ghent:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • recurrence rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Perioperative morbidity rate
  • Postoperative pain
  • Long term complication rate
  • Recurrence rate [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent from the patient or his/her legal representative
  • Incisional hernia requiring elective surgical repair

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No written informed consent
  • Emergency surgery (incarcerated hernia)
  • All incisional or parastomal hernias not originating at the midline
  • All recurrent hernias
  • All patients with mesh placed intra-abdominally during surgery have to be withdrawn
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00498810

University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Principal Investigator: Frederik Berrevoet, MD University Hospital, Ghent
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Frederik Berrevoet, University Hospital Ghent Identifier: NCT00498810     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007/241
Study First Received: July 9, 2007
Last Updated: January 27, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Incisional Hernia
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes processed this record on August 18, 2017