thoracosternotomy

tho·ra·co·ster·not·o·my

(thō'ră-kō-stĕr-not'ŏ-mē),
Chest incision combining an intercostal incision and transsection of the sternum.

tho·ra·co·ster·not·o·my

(thōr'ă-kō-stĕr-not'ŏ-mē)
Chest incision combining an intercostal incision and transsection of the sternum.
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In May 2012, she underwent an uncomplicated bilateral sequential lung transplantation through a thoracosternotomy based off of the fourth intercostal space.