Definition of retrosternal in English:



Anatomy Medicine
  • Behind the breastbone.

    ‘complaints of retrosternal pain’
    • ‘By morning I was feeling quite unwell with retrosternal chest pain, odynophagia, and mild dysphagia.’
    • ‘On arrival, she complained about inability to swallow her saliva, coughing spells and continuous retrosternal pain.’
    • ‘A 58 year old Indian merchant working in an African country was admitted to hospital with severe retrosternal pain radiating upwards and down the right arm.’
    • ‘She also had occasional spasmodic retrosternal pain, usually after eating, but denied having symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux.’
    • ‘He recently presented to his local emergency department with retrosternal chest pain.’