Clinical significance of closure of mesenteric defects in laparoscopic colectomy: A single-institutional cohort study

Masahiko Sugiyama, Yoshihisa Sakaguchi, Eiji Oki, Eiji Kusumoto, Mitsuhiko Ota, Yasue Kimura, Norifumi Tsutsumi, Tetsuya Kusumoto, Koji Ikejiri, Yoshihiko Maehara

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Abstract

Background: The effect of closure of mesenteric defects to prevent complications, such as internal hernia, during laparoscopic colectomy remains controversial and is a subject of debate. Purpose: This retrospective single-institution study aimed to clarify the clinical significance of mesenteric defect closure during a laparoscopic colectomy. Methods: We evaluated 58 patients who underwent laparoscopic right-side colectomy or transverse colectomy. The statistical relevance of complications, surgical maneuvers, and clinical factors was examined. Results: The mesenteric defects were closed in 30 patients and not closed in 28 patients. Two patients with ileus and 1 with a deep incisional surgical site infection required a second surgery. The reoperation rate was significantly higher in the nonclosure group than in the closure group (11% vs. 0%, respectively; P=0.033). Consideration: Serious complications requiring reoperation occurred only in the nonclosure group. The procedure for closing the defect did not extend the operation time or increase the bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-85
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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