Inguinal Hernia | Comparison Between Elliptical Domed Mesh Technique and Lichtenstein Technique in Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernia research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The investigators describe a new surgical technique for inguinal hernia open repair, which will be compared with the Lichtenstein technique. The investigators seek to find the difference between the two techniques in postoperative pain.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - adult patients diagnosed with uncomplicated primary inguinal hernia - mentally healthy patients - patients without preoperative groin pain - patients eligible for outpatient surgery Exclusion Criteria: - patients with different surgical diagnosis

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Inguinal Hernia

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Procedure:Elliptical domed mesh techniqueA segment of polypropylene mesh of 10 by 15cm enters the inguinal preperitoneal space, where takes the form of a dome and is fixed by four stitches

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Elliptical domed mesh technique84 adult patients with primary uncomplicated inguinal hernia, treated with an open preperitoneal elliptical mesh technique

Lichtenstein technique84 adult patients with primary uncomplicated inguinal hernia treated with the Lichtenstein technique (gold standard)

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: October 2010

Completed Date: December 2011

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: pain one month after surgery

Secondary Outcome: dysesthesia one month after surgery

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Rafal L Smolinski, surgeon

Lead Sponsor: Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social


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