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Glubran Mesh Fixation in Lichtenstein Hernioplasty (Cyanoacr)

This study has been completed.
North Karelia Central Hospital
Paijat-Hame Hospital District
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Kuopio University Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 11, 2008
Last updated: March 10, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
The purpose of the study is to investigate whether chronic postoperative pain is less frequent and quality of life better when inguinal mesh is fixed by using tissue glue compared to conventional sutures in inguinal hernioplasty.

Condition Intervention Phase
Inguinal Hernia Procedure: cyanoacrylate glue Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Study of Mesh Fixation With Absorbable Sutures or Glubran Tissue Sealant in Lichtenstein Hernioplasty

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Further study details as provided by Kuopio University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • postoperative pain [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • hernia recurrence, quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: 1
mesh fixation by absorbable sutures
Experimental: 2
mesh fixation by cyanoacrylate glue
Procedure: cyanoacrylate glue
1 ml glue
Other Name: Glubran2 synthetic surgical glue

Detailed Description:
Repair of inguinal hernia in one of the most frequently performed surgical operation in western world. The technique of choice is currently to support inguinal tissues by using polypropylene mesh. Chronic postoperative pain and discomfort occur in 25-30% of patients after inguinal hernioplasty. Pain might be related to mesh fixation by sutures. This randomized study investigates whether mesh fixation by tissue glue (cyanoacrylate) is better than sutures. The patients are followed 1 year postoperatively. Pain, quality of life, operative parameters (time, cost) and recurrences are reported.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • inguinal hernia
  • adult patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patient not willing
  • multiple recurrences
  • inguinal pain without evidence of hernia
  • femoral hernia
  • large scrotal hernia
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00659542

Hannu Paajanen
Kuopio, Finland, 1777
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kuopio University Hospital
North Karelia Central Hospital
Paijat-Hame Hospital District
Principal Investigator: Pekka Miettinen, MD, PhD University hospital of Kuopio, Finland
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. Hannu Paajanen/MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Kuopio University Hospital, Finland Identifier: NCT00659542     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KUH5204518
Study First Received: April 11, 2008
Last Updated: March 10, 2010

Keywords provided by Kuopio University Hospital:
inguinal hernia
inguinal hernioplasty
mesh fixation
Lichtenstein hernioplasty

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal processed this record on September 21, 2017