The stapler has been fired and removed. The staple line has been inspected for hemostasis and is being closed with a simple running suture.
After the staple line has been inspected for hemostasis, the enterotomies are closed with a running suture. (Reprinted with permission from Bogen GL, Mancino AT, Scott-Conner CE. Laparoscopy for staging and palliation of gastrointestinal malignancy. Surg