MRI Findings in Inguinal Hernia
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01505686|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Inguinal Hernia Pain||Procedure: MRI scan||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||22 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||MRI Findings in Inguinal Hernia|
|Study Start Date :||May 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2014|
Experimental: study group
All patients in this study have MRI scan prior to hernia repair surgery. If inflammatory changes are present, the scan is repeated 6 months after surgery. If not, the scan is performed only if the patient has pain problems at 6 months.
Procedure: MRI scan
MRI scan with a 1,5 T MRI scanner
- Inflammatory changes in MRI scan [ Time Frame: 7 months ]MRI scan is performed preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively to find possible inflammatory changes in the inguinal area, and the changes that a hernia mesh repair causes. If preoperative MRI scan does not have inflammatory changes, 6-month-MRI is only performed on-demand (if the patient is experiencing prolonged pain.
- Pain scores [ Time Frame: 7 months ]Preoperative and postoperative patient questionaires are used. Preoperative values are examined to determine, if they can be used to predict postoperative pain problems.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01505686
|North Karelia Central Hospital, department of surgery|
|Joensuu, Finland, FIN-80210|