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- adj. Located behind the sternum
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being behind the sternum.
A 61-year-old Caucasian man was admitted to our endoscopy unit for the investigation of odynophagia and retrosternal pain of new onset.
Her only complaint was retrosternal and epigastric burning sensation.
A 60-year-old man with diabetes mellitus and hypertension presents to the ED with retrosternal chest pain that worsens when he is lying down but is relieved by bending forward.
On day 16 post-infection i.e. two days after completion of treatment, she woke up with retrosternal chest pain.
The patient had been well, except for gestational diabetes mellitus, until 4 weeks earlier (approximately 29 weeks 'gestation), when retrosternal chest discomfort developed, followed by shortness of breath, myalgias, and fatigue.