Risk of Recurrence After Incisional Hernia Repair With Mesh Fixation With Absorbable Versus Non-absorbable Tacks


Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair a variety of fixation methods has been proposed to ensure the correct and stable intra-abdominal placement of the mesh, in order to prevent recurrence, but on the other hand avoiding long-term pain and discomfort. The optimal method is unclear. In Denmark the investigators have a nationwide database that records 80% of all ventral hernia repairs. The investigators combine data from the Danish Hernia Database, the National Patient Registry, and prospective questionnaire and clinical follow-up in order to get the true recurrence rate (clinical and reoperation rate) and the degree of long-term discomfort. Purpose The purpose of this national prospective kohort study is to compare the risk of developing recurrence of incisional hernia after laparoscopic incisional hernia repair with either absorbable or non-absorbable tacks, and to investigate possible. late complaints in terms of pain and discomfort after the two mesh fixation devices. The investigators include 355 laparoscopic incisional hernia repairs with absorbable tacks and 726 with non-absorbable tacks. It is expected that about 300 patients will be offered physical examination. Material and Method Register-based cohort study of perioperative entry of patient data and prospective questionnaire follow-up and depending on the answer to any. clinical trial. Follow-up is done by searching the Danish Hernia Database and the National Patient Register (to ensure data completeness) and distribution of patient questionnaire as reoperation for hernia recurrence is an underestimate of the true recurrence risk. Statistics There will be performed frequency analyzes and Kaplan Meyer statistics on the 2 groups supplemented with multivariate Cox regression analysis. Using non-parametric statistics. P <0.05 considered statistically significant.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Retrospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: April 2014

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Recurrence
    • Time Frame: follow-up time up to 4 years
    • reoperation for recurrence and clinical recurrence

Secondary Measures

  • Chronic pain
    • Time Frame: Follow-up time up to 4 years
    • Degree of pain and/or discomfort in the area of incision

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • laparoscopic incisional hernia repair with absorbable or non-absorbable tack mesh fixation. – registered in the Danish Hernia Database – willing to participate in the study and complete the questionnaire Exclusion Criteria:

  • lost to follow-up – emigration

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 90 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Hvidovre University Hospital
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Mette Willaume Christoffersen, MD – Hvidovre University Hospital
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Mette W Christoffersen, M.D., Principal Investigator, Hvidovre University Hospital

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