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Clinical trial: Surgical glue for hernia repair


 

A observational, prospective trial is underway to study the use of surgical glue for hernia repair. Cyanoacrylate Fixation for Laparoscopic Repair of Inguinal Hernias, a multicenter registry, is currently enrolling patients for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair using surgical tissue glue for mesh fixation.

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The trial expects to enroll 1,000 patients and to be completed by December 2019. The primary outcome is postoperative pain evaluated by patient self-assessment using a visual analog scale. Secondary outcomes include intraoperative and postoperative complications, analgesic intake, postoperative quality of life, recurrences, and longer-term complications.

Included in the participant group are adult patients of both sexes with primary inguinal hernia. Exclusions include patients with recurrent inguinal hernia, patients previously treated with Lichtenstein technique, those allergic to the components of the tissue glue, and those whose life expectancy is under 1 year. The patients will be followed up to 1 year.

For further information about to the study, go to clinicaltrials.gov (NCT01669837).

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