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?
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
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)
Start Date: October 2010
Completed Date: December 2011
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