Persistent Pain After Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

This study has been completed.
Innovative Medicines Initiative
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gitte Linderoth, Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: March 10, 2010
Last updated: May 29, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
Describe and characterizes laparoscopic postherniotomy patients with persistent moderate/severe pain affecting every day activities - including detailed quantitative sensory assessment

Pain, Postoperative
Neuropathic Pain
Postherniotomy Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Neurophysiological Characterization of Persistent Pain After Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Persistent Pain patients
Patients with persistent postherniotomy pain after laparoscopic operation and pain related impaired daily function


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with persistent pain after laparoscpic inguinal hernia repair

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male patients > 18 yrs
  • No sign of hernia recurrence
  • Chronic groin pain lasting more than 3 months
  • Moderate/severe pain related impairment of everyday activities

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other causes of persistent pain in groin region (hip, other surgical procedures)
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Conflicting neurological disorders
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01085110

Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Innovative Medicines Initiative
Principal Investigator: Gitte Linderoth, MD Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet
Study Director: Henrik Kehlet, MD, Proff Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet
  More Information

Responsible Party: Gitte Linderoth, M.D., Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier: NCT01085110     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-2-2009-126-A 
Study First Received: March 10, 2010
Last Updated: May 29, 2012
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency
Denmark: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Groin hernia
Chronic pain
Quantitative sensory testing
Persistent postoperative pain
Laparoscopic inguinal herniotomy
Postherniotomy Pain after laparoscopic inguinal herniotomy
laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pain, Postoperative
Hernia, Abdominal
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Neuromuscular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
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