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Glubran Mesh Fixation in Lichtenstein Hernioplasty (Cyanoacr)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 16, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 11, 2010
North Karelia Central Hospital
Paijat-Hame Hospital District
Information provided by:
Kuopio University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to investigate whether chronic postoperative pain is less frequent and quality of life better when inguinal mesh is fixed by using tissue glue compared to conventional sutures in inguinal hernioplasty.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Inguinal Hernia Procedure: cyanoacrylate glue Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Repair of inguinal hernia in one of the most frequently performed surgical operation in western world. The technique of choice is currently to support inguinal tissues by using polypropylene mesh. Chronic postoperative pain and discomfort occur in 25-30% of patients after inguinal hernioplasty. Pain might be related to mesh fixation by sutures. This randomized study investigates whether mesh fixation by tissue glue (cyanoacrylate) is better than sutures. The patients are followed 1 year postoperatively. Pain, quality of life, operative parameters (time, cost) and recurrences are reported.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Study of Mesh Fixation With Absorbable Sutures or Glubran Tissue Sealant in Lichtenstein Hernioplasty
Study Start Date : October 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hernia

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: 1
mesh fixation by absorbable sutures
Experimental: 2
mesh fixation by cyanoacrylate glue
Procedure: cyanoacrylate glue
1 ml glue
Other Name: Glubran2 synthetic surgical glue

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. postoperative pain [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. hernia recurrence, quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • inguinal hernia
  • adult patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patient not willing
  • multiple recurrences
  • inguinal pain without evidence of hernia
  • femoral hernia
  • large scrotal hernia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00659542

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Hannu Paajanen
Kuopio, Finland, 1777
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kuopio University Hospital
North Karelia Central Hospital
Paijat-Hame Hospital District
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Principal Investigator: Pekka Miettinen, MD, PhD University hospital of Kuopio, Finland

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Dr. Hannu Paajanen/MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Kuopio University Hospital, Finland Identifier: NCT00659542     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KUH5204518
First Posted: April 16, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 11, 2010
Last Verified: March 2010
Keywords provided by Kuopio University Hospital:
inguinal hernia
inguinal hernioplasty
mesh fixation
Lichtenstein hernioplasty
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal