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.
See: illustration

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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The patient did not wish to undergo a third sternotomy and was referred to our institution.
For the following 14 months, he underwent a series of invasive treatments, including chemotherapy, two limb-salvaging surgeries that impacted three of his four appendages, and a sternotomy to remove tumors from his lungs.
A retrospective consecutive cohort of 504 patients underwent cardiac surgery via median sternotomy from August 2009 through May 2011.
71 highlight the versatility of median sternotomy (MS) in dealing with children requiring treatment of penetrating mediastinal trauma, anterior and posterior mediastinal masses, acquired tracheo-oesophageal fistulas secondary to button battery impaction, bronchial foreign bodies and bilateral pulmonary metastases secondary to malignancy.
After median sternotomy, pericardial incision was performed, hemorrhagic effusion was evacuated, half of the sewing needle was removed from the right ventricle and then hemorrhagic wound was repaired by direct suture technique without cardiopulmonary bypass (Fig.
Purpose: Sternal precautions given to patients following median sternotomy are based on expert opinion.
Some centers prefer the median sternotomy, while others use a left thoracotomy.
An urgent sternotomy was performed with immediate relief of the RVOT compression, achieving complete stability in the patient's clinical status.
The procedure is performed on the beating heart without the need for a sternotomy or cardiopulmonary bypass, said a statement from the Authority.
Such patient-specific sternal precautions focusing on function may be more likely to facilitate recovery after median sternotomy and less likely to impede it.