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J Surg Tech Case Rep. 2012 Jan;4(1):22-3. doi: 10.4103/2006-8808.100348.

A simple technique for safe mesenteric defect closure following bowel resection.

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Department of General Surgery, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals, Essex SS16 5NL, United Kingdom.


The closure of the mesenteric defect following bowel resection remains controversial. Proponents of the intervention cite the risk of bowel herniation through an open mesenteric defect and subsequent bowel obstruction whereas supporters of the opposing view advocate that such practice may lead to inadvertent compromise of the bowel blood supply. We describe a novel technique that enables efficient mesenteric defect closure while minimizing the risk of blood vessel injury.


Closure; bowel resection; mesenteric defect

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