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Sternum

Definition: A long, narrow, and flat bone commonly known as breastbone occurring in the midsection of the anterior thoracic segment or chest region, which stabilizes the rib cage and serves as the point of origin for several muscles that move the arms, head and neck.

Body System: Skeletal

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: sternum

CodeDescription
C41.3 Malignant neoplasm of ribs, sternum and clavicle
D16.7 Benign neoplasm of ribs, sternum and clavicle
Q76.7 Congenital malformation of sternum
S22.20XA Unspecified fracture of sternum, initial encounter for closed fracture
S22.20XB Unspecified fracture of sternum, initial encounter for open fracture
S22.20XD Unspecified fracture of sternum, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S22.20XG Unspecified fracture of sternum, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S22.20XK Unspecified fracture of sternum, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S22.20XS Unspecified fracture of sternum, sequela
S22.22XA Fracture of body of sternum, initial encounter for closed fracture
S22.22XB Fracture of body of sternum, initial encounter for open fracture
S22.22XD Fracture of body of sternum, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S22.22XG Fracture of body of sternum, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S22.22XK Fracture of body of sternum, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S22.22XS Fracture of body of sternum, sequela
S23.428A Other sprain of sternum, initial encounter
S23.428D Other sprain of sternum, subsequent encounter
S23.428S Other sprain of sternum, sequela
S23.429A Unspecified sprain of sternum, initial encounter
S23.429D Unspecified sprain of sternum, subsequent encounter
S23.429S Unspecified sprain of sternum, sequela
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