Conservative Treatment For Ventral Hernia

Overview

The aim of this study is to evaluate on which indication patients are offered operative treatment for their ventral hernia, and to investigate the natural course of ventral hernia in the population of patients not offered operation.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: February 2015

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Conservatively treated ventral hernias
  • Surgically treated ventral hernias

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Percentage of conservatively treated ventral hernias that undergo surgery
    • Time Frame: 5 years
    • Percentage of conservatively treated ventral hernias at the primary surgical consultation, that undergoes surgery (acute or elective) later on

Secondary Measures

  • Percentage of patient with ventral hernia that are treated conservatively
    • Time Frame: 5 years
    • Percentage of patient referred to Køge Surgical Department with ventral hernia that are treated conservatively instead of surgically

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

All patients (older than 18 years) referred to the Surgical Department of Køge University Hospital from 2009 – 2014 with the diagnosis ventral hernia

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Zealand University Hospital
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Frederik Helgstrand, MD – Zealand University Hospital
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Dunja Kokotovic, MS, Principal Investigator, Dept. of Surgery, Køge Hospital

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