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ster·nal

 (stûr′nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or near the sternum.
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ster•nal

(ˈstɜr nl)

adj.
of or pertaining to the sternum.
[1750–60; < New Latin sternālis. See sternum, -al1]
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Adj.1.sternal - of or relating to or near the sternum
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Translations

ster·nal

a. esternal, rel. al esternón;
___ puncturepunción ___.
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sternal

adj esternal
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(4) Here we report a case of follicular thyroid cancer with extensive mediastinal, sternal, and ribs invasion that required tumor extirpation, sternectomy, and rib resection to relieve the patient's symptoms.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings were consistent with sternal osteomyelitis with a 1.5 cm abscess at the inferior sternotomy margin (Figure 1), which was contiguous with pericardial thickening (Figure 2).
Most animals lie in sternal recumbency, but in severe cases, animals may become laterally recumbent.
Bilateral pedicled internal mammary arteries, especially among diabetic patients, have been reported to cause complications in the sternum like sternal osteomyelitis.
Secondly, rigid sternal fixation by a standard sternal plating system is used to maximize exposure, while limiting risk of sternal complications.
Purpose: Sternal precautions given to patients following median sternotomy are based on expert opinion.
It was found that 229 (20%) patients had single, 101 (8.9%) had double, 5 (3%) had three or more, 10 (0.9%) had bilateral rib fractures and 19 (1.7%) had sternal fracture.
In addition, the separation of the bony sternum and manubrium after median sternotomy is referred to as sternal dehiscence.
Authors have proposed that sternal fractures, a rare complication of osteoporosis, are not well understood.