The risk for recurrence after ventral hernia repair is often based on reoperation rates with short follow-up rather than recurrences identified by clinical examinations.
The purpose of current study is find the real incidence of recurrences 3 years after ventral hernia repair and to compare with the reoperation rate.
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Clinical recurrence after ventral hernia repair [ Time Frame: up to 4 years ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- explanations for not having a recurrence repair [ Time Frame: up to 4 years ]
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| Primary Completion Date:
||March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
all patients in a restricted area (all patients in the part of Denmark called Zealand) who had a ventral hernia repair in 2007 (appr. 1200 patients). The patients will be sorted by a questionnaire and if the patients are suspicious for recurrence they will be offered a clinical examination.