Last updated on April 2008

Functional Outcome After Incisional Hernia Repair: Open Versus Laparoscopic Repair

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Body Image | Quality of Life | Ventral | Laparoscopy | Hernia | Respiratory Function Tests
  • Age: Between 18 - 70 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other:
    Informed consent
    Age 18 years or older
    Diagnosis of reducible incisional hernias up to 200 cm²
    Medically fit for general anesthesia
    Comprehension and use of French language
    Installed in the geographical region without foreseeable move for two years

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

  • Incarcerated hernia
    Ongoing chronic pain syndrome, other than hernia origin
    Coagulation disorders, prophylactic or therapeutic anticoagulation, unable to stop
    platelet antiaggregation therapy 10 days before surgery
    American Society of Anesthesiology Class 4 and 5 patients
    Emergency surgery, peritonitis, bowel obstruction, strangulation, perforation
    Mentally ill patients
    Presence of local or systemic infection
    Life expectancy < 2 years
    Any cognitive impairment (Psychiatric disorder, Alzheimer's disease etc.)
    Morbid obesity (BMI over 40)

Recruitment Status: Open

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