Definitions

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  • noun surgery An incision into the sternum

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Examples

  • We got on with the session that day and I took her advice to heart in the coming months, particularly after I had to have a full sternotomy in order to take out my enlarged thymus gland in an attempt to alleviate the MG.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive

  • We got on with the session that day and I took her advice to heart in the coming months, particularly after I had to have a full sternotomy in order to take out my enlarged thymus gland in an attempt to alleviate the MG.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive

  • We got on with the session that day and I took her advice to heart in the coming months, particularly after I had to have a full sternotomy in order to take out my enlarged thymus gland in an attempt to alleviate the MG.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive

  • I slid aside the neckline of the gown to find a large median sternotomy scar—the vertical kind that goes straight down the chest.

    Handle with Care

  • A median sternotomy was performed, and the pericardium was opened.

    Medpundit

  • A median sternotomy was performed, and the pericardium was opened.

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • "I'm doing a standard sternotomy, " Claire dictated into the mike.

    3rd Degree

  • Archer and Mark were working swiftly and in concert, making a midline sternotomy incision, exposing fascia, then bone.

    Harvest

  • Archer and Mark were working swiftly and in concert, making a midline sternotomy incision, exposing fascia, then bone.

    Harvest

  • Archer and Mark were working swiftly and in concert, making a midline sternotomy incision, exposing fascia, then bone.

    Harvest

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