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Ilioinguinal Nerve Excision in Open Mesh Repair of Inguinal Hernia,a Randomized Clinical Trial

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Identifier:
First received: July 10, 2007
Last updated: July 11, 2007
Last verified: July 2007
this study was designed to evaluate the effect of routine excision of the ilioinguinal nerve in an attempt to decrease the incidence of chronic inguinodynia in patients who undergo open anterior hernia mesh repair.

Condition Intervention Phase
Postoperative Pain
Postoperative Hyposthesia
Procedure: elective ilioinguinal nerve excision
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • postoperative pain using VAS (visual analogue scale) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • postoperative hyposthesia using VAS (visual analogue scale) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Study Start Date: April 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Detailed Description:
As chronic pain is the 2nd most common complication following open hernia repairs and it causes limitations and dysfunctions for the patients and also according to some previous studies elective ilioinguinal neurectomy could result in less postoperative pain,we decided to perform a randomized double blind clinical trial.The primary goal of this study was evaluation of the effect of this type of neurectomy on postoperative pain and hyposthesia.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • having an age of over 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those with diabetes, incarcerated, bilateral and recurrent hernias and visual problems were excluded from the investigation.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00500214

Sponsors and Collaborators
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: fatemeh malekpour, MD Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
  More Information Identifier: NCT00500214     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Ilioinguinal nerve excision 
Study First Received: July 10, 2007
Last Updated: July 11, 2007
Health Authority: Iran: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences:
inguinal hernia
mesh repair
ilioinguinal neurectomy
postoperative pain in cases and controls during one year.
postoperative hyposthesia in cases and controls during one year.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
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