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Complications in Inguinal Hernia Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sanna Kouhia, North Karelia Central Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 31, 2012
Last updated: October 11, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
Inguinal hernia repair is the most common procedure in general surgery. Even with acceptable complication rates, thousands of patients worldwide suffer from inguinal hernia surgery complications every year. In Finland, the Finnish Patient Insurance Centre (FPIC) receives reports from surgical complications. In this study, the database of FPIC is used to compare the complication profiles of open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery with mesh.

Inguinal Hernia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Complications in Inguinal Hernia Surgery - a Nationwide Registry Study

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Further study details as provided by Sanna Kouhia, North Karelia Central Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • surgical complication [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 335
Study Start Date: January 2002
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 110 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Finnish patients having had complicated inguinal hernia surgery 2002-2010.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • surgery between 2002 and 2010
  • complicated inguinal hernia surgery reported to FPIC

Exclusion Criteria:

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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sanna Kouhia, MD, North Karelia Central Hospital Identifier: NCT01760395     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NKCH-surg-010
Study First Received: December 31, 2012
Last Updated: October 11, 2015

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