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  • StatPearls: Anatomy, Thorax, Sternum [BOOK]
  • BOOKStatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL)
  • Altalib Abdulraheem A. AA Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Menezes Ritesh G. RG College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • The sternum is a partially T-shaped vertical bone that forms the anterior portion of the chest wall centrally. The sternum is divided anatomically into three segments: manubrium, body, and xiphoid pr…
  • Retroperitoneal lipoma; a benign condition with frightening presentation. [Journal Article]
  • IJInt J Surg Case Rep 2019; 57:63-66
  • Al-Ali MHM, Salih AM, … Abdullah IY
  • CONCLUSIONS: Retroperitoneal lipomas have been reported in various age groups; namely children, middle and old age patients. Based on the characteristic radiological features of the tumor, enormous diagnostic work-up is not justified.Retroperitoneal lipoma is a very rare variant of lipoma, presents with various signs and symptoms that may be misleading. Radiologic imaging especially CT scan is the diagnostic tool of choice. Surgical resection is the main modality of management.
  • Feasibility of primary sternal plating for morbidly obese patients after cardiac surgery. [Journal Article]
  • JCJ Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 28; 14(1):25
  • Liao JM, Chan P, … Chu D
  • CONCLUSIONS: Single xiphoid transverse plate reinforcement for primary sternal closure is a feasible option for morbidly obese patients, who are otherwise at high risk of developing sternal dehiscence. Using this technique may decrease postoperative narcotics usage. Morbidly obese patients (body mass index ≥35 kg/m2) have a higher-than-normal risk of sternal dehiscence after cardiac surgery. In a pilot study, we found that those who underwent transverse sternal plating (n = 8) had no sternal dehiscence and required less postoperative analgesia than patients who underwent standard wire closure (n = 14).
  • StatPearls: Anatomy, Thorax, Wall [BOOK]
  • BOOKStatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL)
  • Hussain Azhar A Xavier University School of Medicine Burns Bracken B East Tennessee State University (ETSU)
  • The thoracic wall consists of a bony framework that is held together by twelve thoracic vertebrae posteriorly which give rise to ribs that encircle the lateral and anterior thoracic cavity. The first…
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