retrosternal

ret·ro·ster·nal

(ret'rō-ster'năl),
Posterior to the sternum.
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retrosternal

(rĕt″rō-stĕr′năl) [″ + Gr. sternon, chest]
Behind the sternum.
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retrosternal

Behind the breastbone.
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Alter inhalation of SEB, clinical features include fever, respiratory complaints (cough, dyspnea, and retrosternal discomfort or chest pain), and gastrointestinal symptoms; severe intoxication results in pulmonary edema, adult respiratory distress syndrome, shock, and death (5,6).
There were 122 device-related adverse events, including retrosternal chest pain in 92% of subjects, dysphagia in 20%, fever in 12%, belching/burping in 7%, bloating/flatulence in 6%, and body odor/bad taste in nearly 5%.
A 55-year-old man, heavy smoker with no history of ischemic heart disease, developed ventricular fibrillation 30 minutes after the onset of severe retrosternal chest pain.
55 (63.2%), 30 (34.5%) and 21 (24.1%) patients presented with regurgitation, retrosternal pain and odynophagia respectively.
A 53-year-old woman was hospitalized because of dysphagia for 13 years with squeezing chest pain and retrosternal obstruction.
The term dyspepsia includes upper abdominal pain/discomfort, feeling of early satiety, nausea, vomiting associated with food intake, retrosternal burning, belching, abdominal bloating etc.
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) present with symptoms of heartburn, sour regurgitation, vomiting, onset retrosternal pain, and dysphagia.
This is a case of a 42-year-old diabetic male from south India who is an agriculturist by occupation, presented with history of fever and body ache of 10 days' duration and retrosternal chest pain and breathlessness of 5 days' duration.
Sixty four year old male with a known history of thrombocytopenia and RCC was admitted to emergency department with acute onset of dyspnea and retrosternal chest pain.
Initially, he reported no chest pain, then, 30 minutes after arrival, he developed burning retrosternal pain, rated 5/10 in intensity, accompanied by dyspnea.
Information was collected on 8 possible predictive factors for respiratory complications: (1) the duration of the goiter, (2) the preoperative status of the recurrent laryngeal nerve, (3) the presence or absence of tracheal narrowing or deviation, (4) the presence or absence of retrosternal extension, (5) the ease or difficulty of endotracheal intubation, (6) the presence or absence of thyroid cancer, (7) the presence or absence of giant goiter, and (8) whether or not the goiter represented a recurrence.
A recent article by Barak et al in your journal (1) described the utility of retrosternal block for dypnoea of various aetiologies.