xiphisternum


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xiphisternum

[¦zif·ə′stər·nəm]
(anatomy)
The elongated posterior portion of the sternum.
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As girth tends to increase with both age and weight, it was not surprising that the xiphisternum was closer to the steering wheel as age and weight increased.
The skin over the xiphisternum was secured with the help of a thread and attached to a force displacement transducer.
3] Adequate hydration of patient to prevent dehydration and blood reservation to check hypovolaemia prior to start of the surgery, the latter involving an unconventional manner of patient positioning due to impaled foreign body and a full length midline incision from xiphisternum to pubic symphysis significantly helps a thorough and safe wound exploration and repair of damaged structures.
Good surgical exposure is achieved by a large subcostal incision, which can be extended to the xiphisternum in the midline, and by using one of the self-retaining retractor systems.
The abdomen was explored via a midline incision extending from the xiphisternum to the symphysis pubis.
Vertically elliptical incision from suprasternal space to the xiphisternum inferiorly, swelling was excised in toto with sternal origins of both pectoralis major along with the medial ends of the clavicle and first six costal cartilages and a portion of the anterior parietal pericardium.
A 22-gauge Chiba needle is advanced towards a marker placed on the xiphisternum, and contrast is injected as the cannula is withdrawn.
Following skin closure, bilateral oblique subcostal transversus abdominis plane injection was performed with linear probe that was placed in the midline of the abdomen 2cm below the xiphisternum and moved laterally along the subcostal margin.
MODE OF DISSECTION: An incision is made vertically extending from xiphisternum to pubic symphysis and abdomen is opened.
We present a case of multiple fibroid complicating pregnancy with 1 huge sub-serosal pedunculated fibroid extending upto xiphisternum that necessitated myomectomy at 18 to 20 weeks gestation.
Cardiac specimens were dissected out from the cadavers after giving two longitudinal incisions in the right and left parasternal region extending up to sternoclavicular joints and joining them with two transverse incisions above and below the suprasternal notch and xiphisternum respectively.
Abdomen distented up to xiphisternum, ~ 38 weeks size mass felt.