Skip to main content

The value of mesenteric closure after laparoscopic right hemicolectomy: a scoping review



To evaluate the prognostic impact and describe suturing tools of mesenteric closure after laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (LRH).


PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library, Web of Science, and Scopus databases, were searched and publications relating to mesenteric closure data and tools were extracted. Search terms: “Mesenteric Defects” and “Mesenteric Closure” were used, and manual searches of eligible articles from literature reference lists performed.


A total of 7 publications were identified. 5 focused on prognostic impact and 4 referred to tools for mesenteric closure, two of which concerned both prognostic data and tools. All studies related to prognostic impact were single center with “low” modified GRADE quality. A high degree of heterogeneous was found.


The evidence from current research does not support routine closure of mesenteric defects. Use of a polymer ligation clip has produced favorable results in a small sample size trial and further investigation is merited. A large randomized controlled trial is still warranted.

Peer Review reports


Laparoscopy is commonly used in colorectal surgery, having advantages over open surgery [1, 2]. Mesenteric closure during laparoscopic colorectal surgery may prevent the occurrence of internal hernia caused by the small intestine passing through the mesenteric defect [3]. However, closure is challenging. When a gap of 2–5 cm occurs due to an incomplete procedure, the risk of internal hernia will be increased [4]. Thus, debate persists as to whether mesenteric defects should be closed during laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Mesenteric anatomical structure may differ in individual cases of intestinal resection, prompting some clinicians to maintain that evaluations should be performed on a case by case basis for different types of laparoscopic colorectal surgery [5]. “Omentum majus filling” has been suggested for laparoscopic transverse colectomy [6], and laparoscopic anterior rectal resection proposed “mesenteric closure routinely” [7]. A case-series analysis of laparoscopic left hemicolectomy has been conducted [8], but studies of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (LRH) are limited and the merits of mesenteric closure from an evidence-based perspective deserve scrutiny. The current review includes a systematic analysis of prognostic data relating to mesenteric defects in LRH. Past approaches are discussed and future perspectives analyzed.


The current scoping review was conducted according to some articles and PRISMA-ScR guidelines [9,10,11]. The prospective nature of a scoping review does not encompass literature quality scoring [12] and all studies meeting inclusion criteria were summarized and discussed. The review focused on (1) prognostic impact of mesenteric closure/mesenteric defects of patients after LRH, and (2) tools for mesenteric closure.

Search strategy

PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library, Web of Science and Scopus databases were searched using the search terms: “Mesenteric Defects” and “Mesenteric Closure” connected by “OR”. English language publications without limit of time were specified with the scope of title, keyword and abstract. Eligible publications were read in full and further studies identified from the reference lists. The search was conducted in October 2022.

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteria were as follows: (1) data relating to mesenteric defects or information regarding tools for mesenteric closure in LRH; (2) publications containing prognostic data on LRH; (3) publications other than secondary literature or case reports; (4) English language.

Data extraction and analysis

Data extraction charts were developed by the authors and disagreements resolved by discussion. A high degree of clinical heterogeneity was apparent, therefore, data was not merged into a meta-analysis but summarized by forest plot. Data extraction was performed by Microsoft Excel 2010 software. Categorical binary data was compared with Fisher’s exact test or χ2 test as appropriate. R (version:4.2.0, package: forestplot) was used to construct the forest plot and perform statistical analysis.


A total of 3587 citations were initially retrieved during October 2022 with an additional 2 added from reference lists. Duplicates were removed and 7 citations met the inclusion criteria, of which 5 contained relevant data, and 4 referred to tools related to mesenteric closure on LRH. Two publications referred to both prognostic data and tools.

Fig. 1
figure 1

PRISMA2020 Flow diagram showing publication selection

Characteristics of eligible studies

Publications from the time period 2009 to 2021 were included, of which 57% were published in the five years from 2016–2021 [13,14,15,16]. Three studies from North America [5, 8, 13], one from Asia [15] and three from Europe were finally selected [14, 16, 17]. All studies used for data extraction were retrospective with “low” quality judged by Modified GRADE quality assessment [18].

Complications after mesenteric closure in LRH

Details of patients who underwent mesenteric closure have been collated in Table 1. Only those cases for whom clear details of mesenteric defects were given have been included. There is some diversity in the complications listed arising from different research objectives and intervention measures in the literature. Specific complications have been listed and reviewed in detail in addition to those relating to the mesenteric defects (Table 1).

Table 1 Post-operative complications in mesenteric closure patients

Table 1 summarizes the data of 175 patients with mesenteric closure from four studies The incidence of postoperative complications varied from 0 to 30% and differences in the range of outcome records and small sample sizes may account for disparities. The difference recorded for the last two studies is quite large, and we suspected that incision infection had not been recorded in Sica et al.’s study [14]. The incidence of post-operative anastomotic leakage was 5% for both studies [14, 16]. Only one study gave a 5% reoperation rate [14] and there were no postoperative deaths, no internal hernias and no mention of complications related to the closure of the mesenteric defects. Serious complications were very rare and deaths did not occur in patients receiving mesenteric closure. However, the small sample size makes it hard to rule out the possibility of sampling errors.

Complications arising from retention of mesenteric defects in LRH

The purpose of the current study was to explore LRH prognosis with mesenteric closure but data relating to postoperative complications in the absence of mesenteric closure are also relevant to this objective and are summarized in (Table 2).

Table 2 Post-operative complications arising from mesenteric defect patients

Postoperative complication rates arising in patients who did not undergo mesenteric closure were 22 − 32% in three small sample size studies [15,16,17], Low complication rates among LRH patients with mesenteric defects described in the large case series study may be due to the limitations of the database used in which only the more serious complications were recorded [5]. However, restricting scrutiny to the incidence of postoperative intestinal obstruction or complications caused by mesenteric defects still gives great variability of values, making it difficult to derive a stable estimate of postoperative complications in the non-closure group. Only one postoperative death, due to multiple organ failure, was recorded among 653 patients [5]. Patients retaining mesenteric defects did not appear to experience a significant disadvantage compared with those receiving closure. However, every study involving LRH and retention of mesenteric defects has included cases where reoperation was necessary. Thus, retention ofmesenteric defects seems to lead to a higher reoperation rate judging by initial impressions.

Comparison of prognosis of LRH

Postoperative complication and postoperative reoperation incidences were compared. Comparisons in the three double-arm studies involving both closure and non-closure patients are possible but there are some limitations. Too few cases of LRH were included in the Sugiyama study [15]. Total laparoscopic surgery was performed for closure patients while laparoscopic-assisted right hemicolectomy was performed for non-closure patients in the Fabozzi study [17]. The Vignali study [16] only included patients with BMI > 30 with the confounder that some patients accepted intra-anastomosis and others extra-anastomosis. The large degree of clinical heterogeneity makes merging the data into a meta-analysis unsuitable and comparisons may only be made within a single study. Postoperative complications and postoperative reoperation rates are shown in the forest plots represented in Figs. 2 and 3.

Fig. 2
figure 2

Forest plot of complications

Fig. 3
figure 3

Forest plot of reoperations

Only one study showed a significant statistical difference in postoperative complications (Fig. 1). A lower rate of postoperative complications was found for patients receiving closure but there were many confounding factors and this was a single-institution study [14]. Thus, the evidence-based demonstration level was not high enough to be convincing. Wider comparisons show no statistical differences in incidence of postoperative complications. Indeed, postoperative complication rates within the closure group show great fluctuations, perhaps due to small sample sizes and differing study conditions. A rigorous, large sample study remains necessary to explore the effect of mesenteric closure on postoperative complications during LRH.

Initial inspection of data appeared to show a higher postoperative reoperation rate in patients retaining mesenteric defects than in those receiving closure. However, calculation of the confidence interval and construction of a forest plot indicate no statistically significant difference and the initially apparent difference may have been caused by sampling errors.

Tools for mesenteric closure

Advantages and disadvantages of various tools were evaluated according to the authors’ experience (Table 3).

Table 3 Methods of mesenteric defects closure

Stefan [8], reported using both the Ligasure™ device and staples and also that use of a non-absorbable line achieved better results. All patients underwent laparoscopic left colon surgery. However one patient receiving closure via the Ligasure™ device experienced internal hernia due to incomplete closure and another patient who received staples had secondary rupture after closure. These two conditions are equally likely to apply to LRH, rendering the Ligasure™ device and staples less merit-worthy of further discussion. Complications related to barbed suture use, such as inflammation, were reported by Benjamin [13], indicating that careful consideration should accompany contemplated use of barbed sutures. Polymer-ligating clips were tested in 41 patients with no subsequent complications and thus are worthy of further consideration.


There is a paucity of clinical data relating to the prognosis of patients who have undergone LRH with mesenteric closure. No mesenteric defect-related complications were recorded for the current cohort of patients receiving closure but the possibility that some recorded complications were related to mesenteric defects cannot be excluded. 26 (4.9%) out of 530 patients retaining mesenteric defects experienced small bowel obstruction and 4 (0.8%) cases could be attributed to the mesenteric defects per se [5], There is undoubtedly less chance of small bowel obstruction after mesenteric closure in LRH. However, it is difficult to draw firm conclusions regarding the common occurrences of adhesion and bleeding in laparoscopic surgery [21]. Prognosis of laparoscopic right colon surgery is affected by surgical approach and method [22, 23]. Comparison of overall complications produces great statistical heterogeneity and rigorous large-scale randomized-control studies with attention paid to mechanisms are still required.

The data remains unclear as to whether closure makes a significant impact on complication and reoperation rates after LRH. In the three double-arm studies [15,16,17], there is a trend towards lower rates of re-operation following closure but the difference seems not to achieve statistical significance. Two of them have also conducted the patients with mesenteric defects are on the group that the conclusion does not support [16, 17]. Clinicians’ subjective views, confounding factors of the main research objectives and distortion or exaggeration of results due to sampling errors may all render conclusions unsafe. It is possible to arrive at a judgment in favor of closure, ignoring the absence of statistical differences between closure and non-closure for postoperative complications and reoperation. Such an observation provides a salutary reminder not to base opinions on the reading of a few impressive publications which, in the current case, might give the impression that mesenteric closure reduces the rate of reoperation.

The increasing scope of mesenteric resection seems to be a trend, making mesenteric closure more challenge. Even in LRH due to Crohn’s disease, mesenteric resection with laparoscopy has been widely adopted due to the promise it holds for reducing recurrence [24]. The wide use of Complete Mesocolic Excision(CME) in Asia, makes mesenteric closure harder in LRH. Mesenteric defects often result from surgery but may also be caused by weight loss and trauma [20]. Thus, a tool for easy suturing of mesenteric defects has great value. Tools referred to the literature include those which have not been proved in practice and carry some risk [5] and one which has been shown to have limitations in practice [8]. Barbed sutures may damage the intestinal tract and blood vessels and may not be superior to non-absorbable lines. Barbed sutures have been shown to be as effective as and to take a shorter time to use than non-absorbable wire in other operations [25, 26], but postoperative complications have also been reported [27]. Polymer ligation clip technology has been rarely used but its ease of use gives it a better fault tolerance rate. The current small sample size study attributes good results to polymer ligation clips and greater clinical attention is merited. Continuous suture has been shown superior to intermittent suture in bile duct surgery [28], and this may also be true for LRH. Anatomical characteristics of the mesentery mean that the small intestine is more inclined to the left iliac fossa. Maintaining this spatial arrangement during the perioperative period may render closure of the mesenteric defects unnecessary for LRH patients. There are theoretical advantages to closing the mesenteric defects and the slender small intestine of thin patients may easily pass through the mesenteric defect so that clinicians may opt for selective closure for thin patients [29]. Such observations allow clinicians to balance technical considerations and remove some obstacles through selective treatment. Mesenteric closure should be entertained by evaluation of overall complication rates and also by considering the individual patient’s condition.

Most prognostic considerations of LRH have focused on wound infection and intestinal obstruction [30, 31]. LRH patients differ from other laparoscopic colorectal surgery patients in that complications like wound infection and intestinal obstruction occur on a short post-operative time-scale. A study of thousands of cases concluded that internal hernia occurred several years after laparoscopic colorectal surgery, but observed an occurrence for 3 LRH patients at 3, 5 and 6 days post-operation [19]. Where appropriately strict regulations for regular post-operative outpatient review are in place, LRH complications due to mesenteric defects may be adequately monitored.

Future of the field

Few studies on mesenteric closure in LRH have been conducted and more scrutiny of relevant risk confounders are required. The question of mesenteric closure in LRH remains and more work is needed to identify new tools or techniques for this purpose. A rigorously designed double arm observational study would fill the current gap.

Limitations and strengths

The use of intra/extra-anastomosis and application of CME/D3 resection as influencing factors for LRH remain controversial [32,33,34]. Therefore, the current review focused on differences in postoperative complications and reoperation rates where stable influencing factors are difficult to identify. One of the two arm studies included in the current review had a small sample size and two other studies did not prioritize mesenteric closure. The remainder are single arm studies with a low level of evidence. We cannot exclude the possibility that we have missed some relevant literature but aimed to include all studies referring to mesenteric defects to offset the absence of quality assessment. However, the research field is young, meriting the current review to reveal existing data tendencies that may mislead clinicians and to collate surgical tool usage.


No differences in postoperative complication or reoperation risks were found between patients receiving mesenteric closure and those retaining the mesenteric defect after LRH. Polymer-ligating clips for mesenteric closure in LRH are shown to shorten operation time, reduce operation difficulty and assist doctors in digestive tract reconstruction, but a randomized control trial remains necessary. Mesenteric closure cannot be recommended as a routine procedure due to the prolongation of operation time. Further large sample, real-world research remains necessary to make the current conclusions more authoritative.

Data Availability

The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study available from the corresponding author on reasonable request. The datasets we used for forest-plots can be seen in Tables 1 and 2 in this article. If you want more relevant files such as r code or something else, you can contact us.



Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy


  1. Zhuang CL, Huang DD, Chen FF, Zhou CJ, Zheng BS, Chen BC, Shen X, Yu Z. Laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery within enhanced recovery after surgery programs: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Surg Endosc. 2015;29(8):2091–100.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  2. Matsuda T, Yamashita K, Hasegawa H, Utsumi M, Kakeji Y. Current status and trend of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for colon cancer. Annals of gastroenterological surgery. 2020;4(5):521–7.

    Article  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  3. Sugita H, Akiyama T, Daitoku N, Tashima R, Tanaka H, Honda S, Arita T, Yagi Y, Hirota M. Internal hernia after laparoscopic right hemicolectomy, report of a case. J Surg case Rep 2017, 2017(5):rjw217.

  4. Hosono S, Ohtani H, Arimoto Y, Kanamiya Y. Internal hernia with strangulation through a mesenteric defect after laparoscopy-assisted transverse colectomy: report of a case. Surg Today. 2007;37(4):330–4.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  5. Cabot JC, Lee SA, Yoo J, Nasar A, Whelan RL, Feingold DL. Long-term consequences of not closing the mesenteric defect after laparoscopic right colectomy. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010;53(3):289–92.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  6. Masubuchi S, Okuda J, Tanaka K, Kondo K, Asai K, Kayano H, Yamamoto M, Uchiyama K. Internal hernia projecting through a mesenteric defect to the lesser omental cleft following laparoscopic-assisted partial resection of the transverse colon: report of a case. Surg Today. 2013;43(7):814–7.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  7. Däster S, Xiang H, Yang J, Rowe D, Keshava A, Rickard M. High prevalence of asymptomatic internal hernias after laparoscopic anterior resection in a retrospective analysis of postoperative computed tomography. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2020;35(5):929–32.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  8. Sereno Trabaldo S, Anvari M, Leroy J, Marescaux J. Prevalence of internal hernias after laparoscopic colonic surgery. J Gastrointest surgery: official J Soc Surg Aliment Tract. 2009;13(6):1107–10.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. Tricco AC, Lillie E, Zarin W, O’Brien KK, Colquhoun H, Levac D, Moher D, Peters MDJ, Horsley T, Weeks L, et al. PRISMA Extension for scoping reviews (PRISMA-ScR): Checklist and Explanation. Ann Intern Med. 2018;169(7):467–73.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  10. Munn Z, Peters MDJ, Stern C, Tufanaru C, McArthur A, Aromataris E. Systematic review or scoping review? Guidance for authors when choosing between a systematic or scoping review approach. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2018;18(1):143.

    Article  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  11. Ruiz-Perez I, Petrova D. Scoping reviews. Another way of literature review. Med Clin. 2019;153(4):165–8.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  12. Levac D, Colquhoun H, O’Brien KK. Scoping studies: advancing the methodology. Implement science: IS. 2010;5:69.

    Article  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  13. Clapp B, Klingsporn W, Lodeiro C, Wicker E, Christensen L, Jones R, Tyroch A. Small bowel obstructions following the use of barbed suture: a review of the literature and analysis of the MAUDE database. Surg Endosc. 2020;34(3):1261–9.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  14. Sica GS, Franceschilli M, Sensi B, Siragusa L, Vinci D, Bellato V. Mesenteric closure with polymer-ligating clips after right colectomy with complete mesocolic excision for cancer and mesentery-based ileocolic resection for Crohn’s disease. Tech Coloproctol. 2021;25(9):1079–84.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  15. Sugiyama M, Sakaguchi Y, Oki E, Kusumoto E, Ota M, Kimura Y, Tsutsumi N, Kusumoto T, Ikejiri K, Maehara Y. Clinical significance of Closure of Mesenteric defects in laparoscopic colectomy: a single-institutional cohort study. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2016;26(1):82–5.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  16. Vignali A, Elmore U, Lemma M, Guarnieri G, Radaelli G, Rosati R. Intracorporeal versus extracorporeal Anastomoses following laparoscopic right colectomy in obese patients: a case-matched study. Dig Surg. 2018;35(3):236–42.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  17. Fabozzi M, Allieta R, Brachet Contul R, Grivon M, Millo P, Lale-Murix E, Nardi M Jr. Comparison of short- and medium-term results between laparoscopically assisted and totally laparoscopic right hemicolectomy: a case-control study. Surg Endosc. 2010;24(9):2085–91.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  18. Atkins D, Briss PA, Eccles M, Flottorp S, Guyatt GH, Harbour RT, Hill S, Jaeschke R, Liberati A, Magrini N, et al. Systems for grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations II: pilot study of a new system. BMC Health Serv Res. 2005;5(1):25.

    Article  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  19. Svraka M, Wilhelmsen M, Bulut O. Internal hernia following laparoscopic colorectal surgery: single center experience. Polski przeglad chirurgiczny. 2017;89(5):19–22.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  20. Al-Saadi N, Devani P, Hunter DI, Bowrey DJ. A mesenteric defect causing internal herniation and ischaemia of both the ascending and sigmoid colons, treated with a bowel preserving surgery. BMJ case reports 2021, 14(6).

  21. Baldari L, Boni L, Della Porta M, Bertani C, Cassinotti E. Management of intraoperative complications during laparoscopic right colectomy. Minerva Surg. 2021;76(4):294–302.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  22. Li F, Zhou X, Wang B, Guo L, Wang J, Wang W, Fu W. Comparison between different approaches applied in laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Int J Surg (London England). 2017;48:74–82.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  23. Dong B, Luo Z, Lu J, Yang Y, Song Y, Cao J, Li W. Single-incision laparoscopic versus conventional laparoscopic right colectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Surg (London England). 2018;55:31–8.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  24. Coffey CJ, Kiernan MG, Sahebally SM, Jarrar A, Burke JP, Kiely PA, Shen B, Waldron D, Peirce C, Moloney M, et al. Inclusion of the Mesentery in Ileocolic Resection for Crohn’s Disease is Associated with reduced Surgical recurrence. J Crohn’s colitis. 2018;12(10):1139–50.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  25. Iavazzo C, Mamais I, Gkegkes ID. The role of Knotless Barbed suture in gynecologic surgery: systematic review and Meta-analysis. Surg Innov. 2015;22(5):528–39.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  26. Velotti N, Manigrasso M, Di Lauro K, Vertaldi S, Anoldo P, Vitiello A, Milone F, Musella M, De Palma GD, Milone M. Barbed suture in gastro-intestinal surgery: a review with a meta-analysis. surgeon: J Royal Colleges Surg Edinb Irel. 2022;20(2):115–22.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  27. Chen H, Hong MK, Ding DC. Acute small bowel obstruction caused by barbed suture on the second day after laparoscopic hysterosacropexy: a case report and literature review. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2017;56(2):247–9.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  28. Wu D, Jin W, Zhang Y, An Y, Chen X, Chen W. Primary suture of the common bile Duct: continuous or interrupted? J laparoendoscopic Adv Surg techniques Part A. 2022;32(4):390–4.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  29. Demetriou G. Mesenteric defects following bowel resection: how to manage. Br J Surg. 2019;106:31.

    Google Scholar 

  30. Jian-Cheng T, Shu-Sheng W, Bo Z, Jian F, Liang Z. Total laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with 3-step stapled intracorporeal isoperistaltic ileocolic anastomosis for colon cancer: an evaluation of short-term outcomes. Medicine. 2016;95(48):e5538.

    Article  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  31. Tong DK, Law WL. Laparoscopic versus open right hemicolectomy for carcinoma of the colon. JSLS: J Soc Laparoendoscopic Surg. 2007;11(1):76–80.

    Google Scholar 

  32. Feroci F, Lenzi E, Garzi A, Vannucchi A, Cantafio S, Scatizzi M. Intracorporeal versus extracorporeal anastomosis after laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2013;28(9):1177–86.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  33. Ricci C, Casadei R, Alagna V, Zani E, Taffurelli G, Pacilio CA, Minni F. A critical and comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing intracorporeal and extracorporeal anastomosis in laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. Langenbeck’s archives of surgery. 2017;402(3):417–27.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  34. West NP, Kobayashi H, Takahashi K, Perrakis A, Weber K, Hohenberger W, Sugihara K, Quirke P. Understanding optimal colonic cancer surgery: comparison of japanese D3 resection and european complete mesocolic excision with central vascular ligation. J Clin oncology: official J Am Soc Clin Oncol. 2012;30(15):1763–9.

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references


Thanks for Gang Liu, Jingtong Tang and Jian Sun provided some proposals and adivices for the article. The authors would also like to express their gratitude to EditSprings ( and Xingchen Zhang for the expert linguistic services provided.


Not applicable.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations



All authors contributed to the conception or design of the review and to the data analysis and interpretation. Wm-X coordinated the scoping review. Wm-X and Jp-Z conducted a peer-reviewed search and screening study. Wm-X wrote the paper. Jp-Z is the guarantor of this work. All authors gave final approval of the manuscript.

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Jianping Zhou.

Ethics declarations

Ethics approval and consent to participate

Not applicable.

Consent for publication

Not applicable.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Additional information

Publisher’s Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Rights and permissions

Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated in a credit line to the data.

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Xu, W., Zhou, J. The value of mesenteric closure after laparoscopic right hemicolectomy: a scoping review. BMC Surg 23, 134 (2023).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • DOI: