Lembert suture pattern

Lembert suture pattern

the classical suture pattern for closing gut. The needle is directed to cross the incision, penetrating the serosa and muscularis but not the mucosa, then back out through the serosa, across the incision to repeat the maneuver on the other side. When the suture is tightened it is serosa that approximates. Can be continuous or interrupted.
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Lembert suture pattern. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002