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July 1987

A Technical Modification of Median Sternotomy to Eliminate Subxiphoid Incisional Hernias

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, St Louis University Medical Center.

Arch Surg. 1987;122(7):843. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1987.01400190109025

• A modification of the standard median sternotomy incision that avoids division of the xiphoid process and the linea alba has been used for ten years, to our knowledge, without occurrence of an incisional hernia.

(Arch Surg 1987;122:843)