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COMPARISON OF LAPAROSCOPIC TOTAL EXTRAPERITONEAL HERNIA REPAIR AND LICHTENSTEIN HERNIA REPAIR

Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT03935503

Recruitment Status Completed

First Posted May 2, 2019

Last update posted May 2, 2019

Study Description

Brief summary:

The superiority of laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery over open surgery has been shown in many high patient-numbered studies with early return to work, less pain and good cosmetic results. The aim of this study is to determine the differences between two different methods in terms of sexual, sensory, quality of life and urinary results.

  • Condition or Disease:Inguinal Hernia
  • Intervention/Treatment: Procedure: TEP
    Procedure: Lichtenstein repair
  • Phase: N/A
Detailed Description

Between July 2017 and January 2018, 42 sexually active male patients were randomized with Laparoscopic Total Extraperitoneal (TEP) method and Lichtenstein (LCH) method and repair of inguinal hernia. Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively, International Sexual Function Index (IFIF), International Prostatic Symptom Score, SF-36 Quality of Life Scale, Visual Analog Pain Scale, Beck Depression Scale, Inguinal Region Discrimination Test ( DT), DN4 Neuropathic Pain Survey, Uroflowmetry and FSH, LH, Total Testosterone levels were evaluated.

Study Design
  • Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
  • Actual Enrollment: 42 participants
  • Observational Model: Case-Crossover
  • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Official Title: COMPARISON OF LAPAROSCOPIC TOTAL EXTRAPERITONEAL HERNIA REPAIR AND LICHTENSTEIN HERNIA REPAIR FOR SEXUAL, SENSORY, LIFE QUALITY AND URINARY FUNCTIONS
  • Actual Study Start Date: July 2017
  • Actual Primary Completion Date: January 2018
  • Actual Study Completion Date: April 2019
Groups and Cohorts
Groups/Cohorts Intervention/treatment
: Total Extraperitoneal Repair
Laparoscopic Total Extraperitoneal (TEP) method was performed to repair inguinal hernia . Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively, International Sexual Function Index (IFIF), International Prostatic Symptom Score, SF-36 Quality of Life Scale, Visual Analog Pain Scale, Beck Depression Scale, Inguinal Region Discrimination Test ( DT), DN4 Neuropathic Pain Survey, Uroflowmetry and FSH, LH, Total Testosterone levels were evaluated.
Procedure: TEP
By making a 2 cm incision under the umbilicus, skin subcutaneous tissues are passed through blunt dissections and the anterior fascia of the rectus muscle is exposed. An anterior rectus sheath with a scalpel is performed with a 15 mm incision. The rectus muscle is laterally lateralized and the balloon trocar or laparoscope itself is advanced from the midline to the symphysis pubis via the posterior rectus sheath. After the peritoneal cavity is dissected, a low pressure pneumoperitone 10 mm Hasson trocar or another 10 mm balloon caged trocar is advanced through the subumblic incision. 9-11 mmHg low pressure pneumoperitoneum is created to prevent the development of subcutaneous emphysema. For proper imaging, the patient should have complete muscle relaxation. The patient is given a position towards the light trandelenburg and non-hernia side.
: Lichtenstein repair
Lichtenstein method was performed to repair inguinal hernia . Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively, International Sexual Function Index (IFIF), International Prostatic Symptom Score, SF-36 Quality of Life Scale, Visual Analog Pain Scale, Beck Depression Scale, Inguinal Region Discrimination Test ( DT), DN4 Neuropathic Pain Survey, Uroflowmetry and FSH, LH, Total Testosterone levels were evaluated.
Procedure: Lichtenstein repair
After the inguinal incision, the skin and subcutaneous camper and scarpa tissues are passed and the external oblique aponeurosis is dissected in the direction of the extension of the fibers and the medial lateral edge of the rectus is dissected to the lateral inguinal ligament, then the spermatic cord is released and suspended.The spermatic cord is separated from the inguinal canal. In indirect hernias, the hernia sac is dissected from the spermatic cord and rejected into the abdomen by high ligation. In direct hernia, the hernia sac is pushed in and the transverse fascia is sutured with 2-3 separe stitches.
Outcome Measures
  • Primary Outcome Measures: 1. Follicle Stimulating Hormone levels [ Time Frame: UP TO 6 MONTHS ]
    Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively
  • 2. Luteinising Hormone levels [ Time Frame: UP TO 6 MONTHS ]
    Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively
  • 3. Total Testosterone levels [ Time Frame: UP TO 6 MONTHS ]
    Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively
  • 4. International Sexual Function Index (IFIF) [ Time Frame: UP TO 6 MONTHS ]
    Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively.Total 15 questions are included.Answers are include 1-5 options. (1:never , 5:always) Question 1,2,3,4,5,15 for erectile function , Question 9,10 for orgasm function , Question 11,12 for sexual desire , Question 6,7,8 for sexual satisfaction , Question 13,14 for general satisfaction.
  • 5. International Prostatic Symptom Score [ Time Frame: UP TO 6 MONTHS ]
    Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively. Total 7 questions which are about urinary functions are included.Answers are include 1-5 options. (1:never , 5:always) . Questions are : what is your frequency of feeling that your bladder does not empty after urination what is the frequency of needing to urinate in less than 2 hours after urination? what is your frequency of stopping several times when you urinate and restart? how often do you have difficulty urinating? how often did you feel the reduction in the power of your urine? how often have you experienced difficulty urinating? how many times have you gone to urinate until you get up in the morning?
  • 6. SF-36 Quality of Life Scale [ Time Frame: UP TO 6 MONTHS ]
    Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively
  • 7. Visual Analog Pain Scale [ Time Frame: UP TO 6 MONTHS ]
    Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively.pain scores (VAS: from 0 to 10, 0 = no pain, 10 = the worst pain) The higher score idicates the worse outcome.
  • 8. Beck Depression Scale [ Time Frame: UP TO 6 MONTHS ]
    Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively
  • 9. Inguinal Region Discrimination Test ( DT) [ Time Frame: UP TO 6 MONTHS ]
    Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively
  • 10. DN4 Neuropathic Pain Survey [ Time Frame: UP TO 6 MONTHS ]
    Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively. There are 4 questions in this survey and includes totally 10 points in it. Above the 4 points mean it is a neuropathic pain.
  • 11. Uroflowmetry test for urination [ Time Frame: UP TO 6 MONTHS ]
    In our study, the evaluation of urinary functions was performed with urolowmetry. Patients were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 month and 6 months postoperatively Voiding flow rates and voiding volumes were compared before and after surgery with Uroflowmetry
Eligibility Criteria
  • Ages Eligible for Study: 18 to 70 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
  • Sexes Eligible for Study: All
  • Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
  • Sampling Method: Probability Sample
  • Study Population: SEXUAL ACTIVE
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Unilateral inguinal hernia (diagnosed by physical examination or imaging)

- Sexual Active

- Male gender

- aged between 18 and 65

- ASA 1-2

- EHS Classification (Primary, lateral or medial, 1 and 2)

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients with previous abdominal and inguinal hernia surgery

- ASA 3-4

- Sexually inactive

- Emergency patients (Etrangule inguinal hernia)

Contacts and Locations
Contacts
Locations

Turkey
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Research and Training Hospital
Istanbul

Sponsors and Collaborators

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital

More Information
  • Responsible Party: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital
  • ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03935503 History of Changes
  • Other Study ID Numbers: ANIL ERGIN1
  • First Posted: May 2, 2019 Key Record Dates
  • Last Update Posted: May 2, 2019
  • Last Verified: May 2019
  • Individual Participant
    Data (IPD) Sharing
    Statement:
  • Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
  • Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
  • Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
  • Keywords provided by Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital: Sexual Function
    Total Extraperitoneal Repair
    Quality of life
    Inguinal Hernia
    Lichtenstein repair
  • Additional relevant MeSH terms: Hernia, Inguinal Hernia