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Treatment of Traumatic Sternoclavicular Joint Anterior Dislocation with a Sternal Fracture

Choi S, Shin DJ, Hwang SM

A traumatic dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint is a rare injury, and among them, anterior dislocation is more common than a posterior dislocation. Posterior dislocation is a potential risk by...
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Analysis of proper chest compression position according to abdominal distension using multi-detector computed tomography

Lee JH, Koh CY, Cho HY

  • KMID: 2513375
  • J Korean Soc Emerg Med.
  • 2021 Feb;32(1):5-10.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of abdominal distension on proper chest compression position selection during the use of multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT). Methods: Fifty-eight patients...
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Metastasis of Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma to the Sternum: A Case Report

Kim HJ, Youn I

Sternal metastasis of poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma (PDTC) is rare, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. Here, we report a case of sternal metastasis of...
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Anterior cutaneous nerve block for analgesia in anterior chest trauma:is the parasternal approach necessary?

Pietro SD, Mascia B, Bianco GL, Perlini S, Iotti GA

In recent years, several techniques of regional anesthesia have been proposed to provide analgesia to the anterior thoracic cage; notably, most of these techniques require a parasternal approach. However, in...
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Successful management of absent sternum in an infant using porcine acellular dermal matrix

Semlacher , Nuri MA

Congenital absent sternum is a rare birth defect that requires early intervention for optimal long-term outcomes. Descriptions of the repair of absent sternum are limited to case reports, and no...
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Surgical outcomes of sternal rigid plate fixation from 2005 to 2016 using the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database

Tran BN, Chen AD, Granoff MD, Johnson AR, Kamali P, Singhal D, Lee BT, Fukudome E

BACKGROUND: Sternal rigid plate fixation (RPF) has been adopted in recent years in high-risk cases to reduce complications associated with steel wire cerclage, the traditional approach to sternal closure. While...
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Deep sternal wound infections: Evidence for prevention, treatment, and reconstructive surgery

Schiraldi , Jabbour G, Centofanti P, Giordano S, Abdelnour , Gonzalez M, Raffoul W, di Summa P

Median sternotomy is the most popular approach in cardiac surgery. Post-sternotomy wound complications are rare, but the occurrence of a deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) is a catastrophic event associated...
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An Aortic Root Abscess Presenting as a Suprasternal Pulsatile Mass

Raman K, Sheriff EA, Jamesraj J, Kumar R

Prosthetic valve endocarditis with aortic root abscess is a serious condition requiring urgent surgical intervention. We present a case caused by an infected Bentall mechanical valve conduit after cardiac surgery...
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An elongated dorsally curved xiphoid process

Lachkar S, Iwanaga J, Tubbs RS

The xiphoid process of the sternum lies in the epigastric region and functions to serve as an attachment point for vital muscles that aid in respiration. With the xiphoid process...
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Treatment of Isolated Sternal Fracture with Ultrasound-Guided Paravertebral Nerve Block: a Case Report and Literature Review

Park JM, Kim H

In the case of isolated sternal fractures, conservative treatment with analgesics is common, but pain can persist for more than 10 weeks, which can significantly interfere with daily life. Ultrasound-guided...
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Complex sternal and rib reconstruction with allogeneic material

Maliska III CM, Archer RL, Tarpley SK, Miller III AS

Sternal malunion, or loss, developed after a median sternotomy cannot only be difficult to manage and treat, but also may diminish one’s quality-of-life drastically. The technique presented here represents a...
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Primary Sternal Osteomyelitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus in an Immunocompetent Adult

Jang YN, Sohn HS, Cho SY, Choi SM

Primary sternal osteomyelitis (PSO) is a rare condition that may develop without any contiguous focus of infection. Due to the rarity of the disease, early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are...
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A Sternum-Disk Distance Method to Identify the Skin Level for Approaching a Surgical Segment without Fluoroscopy Guidance during Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion

Lee GW, Ahn MW, Shin JH, Park JW, Uh JH, Park JH, Lee JH, Kim DW, Yeom JS, Suh BG

STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data. PURPOSE: To introduce the sternum-disk distance (SDD) method for approaching the exact surgical level without C-arm guidance during anterior cervical discectomy and...
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Sterile Necrosis of the Sternum: A Rare Complication Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Papadakis , Konstantinidou MK, Kanakis MA

We herein present the unique case of a 68-year-old male diabetic patient who developed sterile necrosis of the sternum 1 month after myocardial revascularization with the use of bilateral internal...
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Surgical Treatment of Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocation Using a T-plate

Hwang WJ, Lee Y, Yoon YS, Kim YJ, Ryu HY

A 22-year-old man was hospitalized with a sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) dislocation caused by a traffic accident. Surgical reduction and fixation of the SCJ were performed using a T-plate. SCJ dislocation...
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A Case of Successful Surgical Repair for Pectus Arcuatum Using Chondrosternoplasty

Kim SY, Park S, Kim ER, Park IK, Kim YT, Kang CH

Pectus arcuatum is a rare complex chest wall deformity. A 31-year-old female presented with a severely protruding upper sternum combined with a concave lower sternum. We planned a modified Ravitch-type...
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Development of a Chest Wall Deformity after Conservative Treatment for a Sternal Fracture

Kim DW, Jeong IS, Na KJ, Song SY, Lee KS, Kang SK

Although sternal fractures are relatively common, treatment has not been clarified. Thus, the authors report a case of a patient with a sternal fracture associated with a thoracic spinal fracture...
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Pectoralis Muscle Flap Repair Reduces Paradoxical Motion of the Chest Wall in Complex Sternal Wound Dehiscence

Zeitani J, Russo M, Pompeo E, Sergiacomi GL, Chiariello L

BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that in patients with chronic complex sternum dehiscence, the use of muscle flap repair minimizes the occurrence of paradoxical...
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Analysis of Sternal Fixation Results According to Plate Type in Sternal Fracture

Byun CS, Park IH, Hwang WJ, Lee Y, Cho HM

BACKGROUND: Sternal fractures are relatively rare, and caused mainly by blunt anterior chest wall trauma. In most cases, sternal fractures are treated conservatively. However, if the patient exhibits problematic symptoms...
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Traumatic Sternal Fracture: Incidence, Causes, and CT Features

Kim HW, Kim YT, Jou SS, Han JK, Bae WK

PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence of sternal fracture due to trauma, the CT features of sternal fractures, and the hospitalization period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records and CT images of...
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