There remains a variation in what is deemed an aesthetically pleasing suprasternal notch
to nipple distance between authors.
Lie prone (front to the floor) on the rolled blanket by placing it lengthwise below the suprasternal notch
, along the center of the body, and between the hips.
On clinical examination she had some chest wall tenderness with bruising seen over the suprasternal notch
and upper part of the sternum.
The patients neck was slender, and her tracheal rings were readily palpable down to the suprasternal notch
. Fiberoptic nasoendoscopy confirmed the presence of a midline vascular mass at the base of the tongue; the mass abutted the epiglottis but caused no airway compromise.
Windows for mediastinal ultrasound include the suprasternal notch
and parasternal intercostal spaces, which allow detection of enlarged lymph nodes in the superior and anterior mediastinum.
if the drain tube is correctly positioned, posterior pressure on the soft tissues by a finger placed on the suprasternal notch
will result in upward displacement of the gel, and gentle chest compression should not result in displacement of the gel.
In palpation, he feels for left-ventricle and right-ventricle impulses as well as thrills at the lower-left, upper-left, and upper-right sternal borders and the suprasternal notch
. In auscultation, he notes the location of the first and second heart sounds ($1 and $2), listens for $2 splitting, and assesses the pulmonic second heart sound (P2).
The age, sex, height, body mass index (Weight in Kg divided by the square of the height in metres), the circumference of the neck at the thyroid prominence and the distance from the suprasternal notch
to the right mastoid process was measured.
Correct placement of the PLMA was clinically checked by absence of oropharyngeal air leak, gastric air leak, drain tube air leak, a positive suprasternal notch
test and an end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtC[O.sub.2]) value between 35 and 45 mmHg.
From January 2000 through December 2003, the lead author (L.S.) operated on 21 patients with mediastinal goiter (a goiter is considered mediastinal if at least half of the thyroid mass is inferior to the suprasternal notch