Bifid Xiphoid Process- A Case Report

  • Manu Krishnan K PostGraduate Scholars, Department of Rachana Shareera, SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan,Karnataka.India
  • Uma.B Gopal Professor, Department of Rachana Shareera, SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, India
  • Pranav Krishnan PostGraduate Scholars, Department of Rachana Shareera, SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan,Karnataka.India
  • SantoshKumar Singarapu PostGraduate Scholars, Department of Rachana Shareera, SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan,Karnataka.India
  • Akshata BK PostGraduate Scholars, Department of Rachana Shareera, SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan,Karnataka.India
  • Jeevankumar giri PostGraduate Scholars, Department of Rachana Shareera, SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan,Karnataka.India

Abstract

The sternum is a flat bone forming the anterior median part of the thoracic skeleton.Xiphoid process is the smallest part of the sternum. It is at first cartilaginous, but in adult it becomes ossified near its upper end. It varies greatly in its morphology and lies in the floor of epigastric fossa.

A bifid xiphoid process was observedduring routine cadaveric dissection of the pectoral region, which was seen as an everted bulging mass in the epigastric pit between the two costal margins. There is a need for awareness of these findings as they may determine the accuracy of clinical and other procedures in thoracic region.

Keywords: Bifid xiphoid process, variation, sternum

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Published
2019-02-07