figure-of-8 suture

fig·ure-of-8 su·ture

a suture using criss-cross stitches to approximate fascial edges or the musculofascial and outer layers of an abdominal wound.
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In cases of a giant perforation, if required, we applied double figure of 8 or additional one or more supporting simple stitches on one or both the sides of the figure-of-8 suture, depending on the size of the ulcer.