All participants had isolated coronary artery bypass grafting through a median sternotomy
approach between April 1997 and May 2001.
He continued by saying, "Overall, the study suggests that the use of ON-Q therapy may aid in the recovery of pediatric patients undergoing open heart surgery via a median sternotomy
incision by reducing the need for intravenous or oral analgesia [pain medication] and sedation.
The fetal heart was exposed through the median sternotomy
In the operating room median sternotomy
was performed followed by pericardiotomy and removal of blood clots along with posteriorly lying bullet.
(MS) is the most common incision made in cardiac surgery; however, it is rarely performed or required by general paediatric surgeons.
The tumor was successfully resected via a left lateral thoracotomy and a median sternotomy
On surgery, median sternotomy
was done, and the cyst was found to be situated on the right ventricle under the pericardium (Fig.
Sternal instability, dehiscence, and mediastinitis following median sternotomy
have an incidence rate of 0.
Surgical access was by median sternotomy
with the trachea exposed down to the carina.
Sternal dehiscence is an uncommon complication of median sternotomy
occurring in approximately 3% to 5% of patients.