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Lembert's suture

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An improved method of suturing the intestine.

Description

An improved method of suturing the intestine. An inverting suture which ensures that serous surface is applied to serous surface. The suture laid the foundation for present day gastric and intestinal surgery. It is the second row of the Czerny-Lembert suture.

Bibliography

  • A. Lembert:
    Mémoire sur l'entéroraphie avec la description d'un procédé nouveau pour pratiquer cette opération chirurgicale.
    Répertoire général d’anatomie et de physiologie pathologiques, Paris, 1826, 2: 10-107.
  • Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach (1792-1847):
    Glückliche Heilung nach Ausscheidung eines Theiles des Darms und Netzes.
    Wochenschrift für die gesammte Heilkunde, 1836, 4: 401-413.
    First account of a resection in which Lembert’s suture was successfully employed.

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