transverse thoracosternotomy

transverse thoracosternotomy

chest incision combining an intercostal incision and transsection of the sternum.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

trans·verse thor·a·co·ster·not·o·my

(trans-vĕrs' thōr'ă-kō-stĕrn-ot'ŏ-mē)
Chest incision combining an intercostal incision and transsection of the sternum.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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