sternotomy

sternotomy

 [ster-not´ah-me]
incision of the sternum.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ster·not·o·my

(ster-not'ŏ-mē),
Incision into or through the sternum.
[sterno- + G. tomē, incision]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sternotomy

(stər-nŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Incision into or through the sternum.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

sternotomy

Surgery The midline vertical splitting of the sternum before thoracic surgery–eg, for CABG, heart valve replacement, etc, in thoracic cavity
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ster·not·o·my

(stĕr-not'ŏ-mē)
Incision into or through the sternum.
[sterno- + G. tomē, incision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Enlarge picture
STERNOTOMY: Sternotomy scar that is nearly healed

sternotomy

(stĕr-nŏt′ō-mē) [″ + tome, incision]
The operation of cutting through the sternum.
See: illustration
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
References in periodicals archive ?
Epicardial pacemaker can be implanted using median sternotomy, lateral thoracotomy, left subcostal or xiphoid approach.
All Patients undergoing isolated CABG surgery who were unstable or became unstable at induction of anesthesia or during or after sternotomy were included in the study.
The first analysis showed that heart failure patients who received the HVAD System through a less-invasive thoracotomy procedure in the LATERAL study incurred lower hospitalization and medical supply costs than patients who received a ventricular assist device through the traditional sternotomy implant procedure.
class="MsoNormalBesides the seven tumours in his chest, the blood vessels had begun clogging and a sternotomy had to be conducted to prevent cardiac arrest.
Therefore, there is an increase in minimally invasive methods for open heart surgery, and the most commonly used incision is median sternotomy (1, 2).
The repair was performed via midline sternotomy with the aid of cardiopulmonary bypass without embolic, bleeding, or mechanical complications.
Excision of the mass was done through median sternotomy followed by pericardial marsupialisation.
Most of these tumors are found in the superior aspect of the anterior or posterior mediastinum and are thus permeable through a cervical incision; 1.4%-20% of patients require sternotomy (4).
Hawkins, M.D., from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and colleagues stratified patients undergoing non-emergent isolated mitral valve operations according to surgical approach: robotic, mini, and conventional sternotomy. Robotic cases (372 patients) were propensity-score matched to conventional and mini approaches (314 and 295, respectively).
In cases such as this, the exact technique and type of incision (sternotomy vs access through the lateral chest wall) depend on age, gender, and the presence of other comorbidities.
Of the 8 patients who required an extra-cervical approach, a sternotomy was performed in 7 patients, and a thoracotomy was necessary for 1 patient.