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Laparoscopic Intraperitoneal Mesh Repair of Ventral Hernia: Comparison to Conventional Mesh Repair

This study has been completed.
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Mansoura University Identifier:
First received: September 20, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2007
History: No changes posted
The laparoscopic repair of ventral hernias is still a controversial therapeutic option. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic repair we compare the results of the open and laparoscopic repair of ventral hernia,. 53 patients were undergo laparoscopic or open repair of ventral hernia . All defects were estimated to be larger than 5 cm in diameter. Twenty six patients underwent attempted laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) with mesh and twenty seven patients underwent open ventral hernia repair (OVHR) with mesh

Condition Intervention
Hernia, Ventral Other: laparoscopic

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Mansoura University:

Study Start Date: March 2003
Study Completion Date: December 2004
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Other: laparoscopic

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient aged over 30 years
  • Medical fitness for general anesthesia
  • The absence of coagulopathy, and hernial defect ≥ 5 cm in any dimension or recurrent hernias.

Exclusion Criteria:

Exclusion criteria were:

  • Neoplastic patients
  • Immune compromised patients
  • Mentally incompetent patients; and
  • Those who refused to give signed consents.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00532870

Mansoura University Hospital
Mansoura, Dakahlia, Egypt, 35511
Mansoura, Egypt
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mansoura University
Principal Investigator: tarek mahdy, md mansoura university hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00532870     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: mfms1861964
Study First Received: September 20, 2007
Last Updated: September 20, 2007

Keywords provided by Mansoura University:
ventral hernia
Ventral hernias are the second most common type of abdominal hernias after inguinal hernias.
The majority of ventral hernias are incisional hernias that develop in 11% to 20% of patients who undergo Laparotomy .
Surgeons have struggled to reduce the morbidity from incarceration (6% to 15% of cases) and strangulation (2%) of these hernias.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Ventral
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal processed this record on September 20, 2017