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Prone-position CT for Diagnosing Inguinal Hernia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02939443
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 20, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 20, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Akira Miyaki, Nagareyama Central Hospital

Brief Summary:

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of prone-position computed tomography (CT) for detecting and classifying inguinal hernia relative to supine-position CT before laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

Materials and Methods: Sixty-eight patients who underwent laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia were enrolled in this prospective study. Patients diagnosed with inguinal hernia by physical examination underwent abdominal CT in the supine and prone positions for preoperative assessment. The anatomy of the right and left inguinal regions was confirmed during the surgery and compared with the preoperative CT findings.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hernia, Inguinal Radiation: supine- and prone-position Computed Tomography Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 68 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Diagnosis of Inguinal Hernia by Prone- vs. Supine-position Computed Tomography
Study Start Date : April 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2016

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: CT Scans Hernia

Arm Intervention/treatment
cross-sectional study Radiation: supine- and prone-position Computed Tomography

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The detection rate of inguinal hernia [ Time Frame: two years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 89 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • inguinal hernia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • emergency surgery for incarcerated hernia
  • femoral hernia
  • recurrent inguinal hernia after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair

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Responsible Party: Akira Miyaki, chief of surgery department, Nagareyama Central Hospital Identifier: NCT02939443    
Other Study ID Numbers: NCH 14-3
First Posted: October 20, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 20, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal