Reoperation Rate Versus Clinical Recurrence After Ventral Hernia Repair

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 29, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frederik Helgstrand, Zealand University Hospital

Brief Summary:

The risk for recurrence after ventral hernia repair is often based on reoperation rates with short follow-up rather than recurrences identified by clinical examinations.

The purpose of current study is find the real incidence of recurrences 3 years after ventral hernia repair and to compare with the reoperation rate.

Condition or disease
Ventral Hernia

Detailed Description:
all patients in a restricted area (all patients in the part of Denmark called Zealand) who had a ventral hernia repair in 2007 (appr. 1200 patients). The patients will be sorted by a questionnaire and if the patients are suspicious for recurrence they will be offered a clinical examination.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 945 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Correlation Between Reoperation and Clinical Palpable Recurrence 3 Years After Ventral Hernia Repair
Study Start Date : September 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hernia

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical recurrence after ventral hernia repair [ Time Frame: up to 4 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. explanations for not having a recurrence repair [ Time Frame: up to 4 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
1200 patients who had a ventral hernia repair in 2007

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary ventral hernia repair performed in the region of Zealand in Denmark

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who died and patients not resident in region Zealand

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01325246

Dept. of surgery, Køge Hospital
Køge, Denmark, 4600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Zealand University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Frederik Helgstrand, MD dept. of surgery, Køge Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Frederik Helgstrand, MD, Zealand University Hospital Identifier: NCT01325246     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FH-1
First Posted: March 29, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013

Keywords provided by Frederik Helgstrand, Zealand University Hospital:
ventral hernia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Ventral
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Hernia, Abdominal