sternotomy

sternotomy

 [ster-not´ah-me]
incision of the sternum.

ster·not·o·my

(ster-not'ŏ-mē),
Incision into or through the sternum.
[sterno- + G. tomē, incision]

sternotomy

/ster·not·o·my/ (ster-not´ah-me) the operation of cutting through the sternum.

sternotomy

(stər-nŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Incision into or through the sternum.

sternotomy

Surgery The midline vertical splitting of the sternum before thoracic surgery–eg, for CABG, heart valve replacement, etc, in thoracic cavity

ster·not·o·my

(stĕr-not'ŏ-mē)
Incision into or through the sternum.
[sterno- + G. tomē, incision]
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STERNOTOMY: Sternotomy scar that is nearly healed

sternotomy

(stĕr-nŏt′ō-mē) [″ + tome, incision]
The operation of cutting through the sternum.
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sternotomy

incision of the sternum as an approach for a thoracotomy. The incision may be median, through the midline, or transverse, most commonly as an extension of an intercostal thoracotomy incision, across the sternum and up the other side.
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Because there was concern that any approach other than a median one might not afford enough space to fix an ASD of such considerable size, our patient underwent a median sternotomy by a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon who specialized in these repairs (in children as well as young adults).
Under general anaesthesia, a midline sternotomy was done.
Considering the history of syncope and compression of left ventricular, we indicated surgical treatment with aneurysmectomy of LAAA through median sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass.
In majority of patients pericardial fluid was drained in Operation Room under General Anaesthesia using a sub-xiphoid incision made at lower end of original median sternotomy wound.
They use our stylus to define and edit the data of how that partial sternotomy is going to look like once they have the patient opened up.
Finally, direct implantation of electrodes to heart surface through small mini sternotomy and placing PPM in rectus sheath worked.
The research will see half of patients endure a conventional sternotomy - a large, vertical cut which opens up the chest bone and allows a surgeon to repair the heart valve.
Giant recurrent intrathoracic goitre treated by clamshell thoracotomy and reverse sternotomy.
It is important to note that this type of surgery i-e Multivessel MICAS, is being performed in very few centers of the world and most of them perform only single vessel graftings without sternotomy (cutting the central chest bone) and use expensive equipment, including robots to do this surgery.
If required, the incision can be extended up into the neck along the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, or downwards into the chest in the form of a median sternotomy.
A midline incision with a median sternotomy was used in patients with cephalad suprahepatic IVC tumor extension.
Substernal goiters can cause significant peri- and postoperative morbidity, particularly if a sternotomy is required to enable a complete resection.