parasternal mediastinotomy

parasternal mediastinotomy

A procedure performed under general anaesthesia in which the anterior mediastinum is accessed via a parasternal incision to biopsy hilar lymph nodes, anterior mediastinal tissues or lymph nodes at level-5 or -6 nodal regions.
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Based on these findings, an emergent exploratory procedure with cervical and right parasternal mediastinotomy was performed for a high suspicion of delayed perforation of the esophagus with severe comorbidities.