IJCRR - 5(6), March, 2013
STERNAL FORAMEN - A CASE REPORT
Author: Parvathi S.
The sternum or Breastbone is one of the flat axial bone forming the anterior part of thoracic skeleton. It resembles a short sword. The upper part is the manubrium, middle part is the body The lowest partappears the point of the sword is xiphoid process or xiphisternum. The length of adult sternum in an averagely build individual is about 17.2cm, which is longer in males that females. The foramen was found in one sternum during routine osteological class taken for 1st MBBS students in academic year-2011-12 in anatomy department. Student by name Krupa.K. JJMMC Davangere Karnataka State come and showed this bone. One oval shaped foramen of size 0.5cmX0.7cm was present on lower 1/3 of body of an adult sternum such a foramen of sternum is not common. This has been not only a focus of attention of anatomists but also at interest of Forensic experts, orthopedicians, paediatricians, cardiothoracic surgeons, physicians because it is very close contact with heart and lungs.
Parvathi S.. STERNAL FORAMEN - A CASE REPORT International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(6), March, 80-86
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