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Modified "Open Intraperitoneal Mesh" Technique of Incisional Ventral Hernia Repair

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Varazdin General Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 21, 2013
Last updated: April 17, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
Ventral hernias, primary and recurrent, are major surgical challenge. We aim to investigate efficacy of modified technique of ventral hernias repair: an "open intraperitoneal mesh" technique.

Condition Intervention
Incisional Ventral Hernia Recurrent Ventral Hernia Procedure: modified "open mesh technique"

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Modified "Open Intraperitoneal Mesh" Technique of Incisional Ventral Hernia Repair

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Further study details as provided by Varazdin General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • number/frequency of early postoperative complications (wound infections, seroma, hematoma) [ Time Frame: four weeks after the surgery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • postoperative hernia recurrence [ Time Frame: up to 36 months after the surgery ]

Enrollment: 124
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: modified "open mesh technique"
We performed an "open" intraperitoneal mesh technique in all patients: we placed surgical mesh of appropriate size intraperitoneally with transfascial fixation and drainage.
Procedure: modified "open mesh technique"
We positioned mesh intraperitoneally so it can provide adequate mechanical support to the weakened abdominal wall. We also preserved hernia sack to conceal the mesh.
Other Names:
  • Proceed Surgical Mesh
  • VycrilTM,2-0 resorbing sutures


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients aged 18 years or older
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I, II, III

Exclusion Criteria:

  • refusal of the patients to give informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01953302

Varazdin General Hospital
Varazdin, Croatia, HR-42000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Varazdin General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Ranko Stare, MD, PhD Varazdin General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Varazdin General Hospital Identifier: NCT01953302     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 24011983
Study First Received: September 21, 2013
Last Updated: April 17, 2017

Keywords provided by Varazdin General Hospital:
ventral hernia
mesh technique

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Ventral
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal processed this record on August 17, 2017