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Surgery » Sternotomy



Sternotomy: A sternotomy involves surgical sawing through the sternum to open the chest cavity for heart and lung surgery.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Sternotomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Sternotomy:

  • Heart surgery
  • Lung surgery
  • Mediastinal tumor, benign and malignant

Other Surgical Options: Sternotomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Sternotomy may include these surgeries:

  • Minimally invasive chest surgery

Anesthetic Requirements for Sternotomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Sternotomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Sternotomy

Possible surgical complications of Sternotomy may include:

Sternotomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Sternotomy: Six to eight weeks.

Sternotomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Sternotomy) include:

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