xiphoid process

Xiphoid Process Pain

Causes Of Swollen Xiphoid Process

Other names for the xiphoid process are processus xiphoideus, ensiform or xiphoid appendix. It rests at the 10th thoracic vertebra. It is the tiniest and lowest part of the sternum. Unlike the other two parts of the sternum specifically manubrium and body, there are costal cartilages and ribs that are attached to the xiphoid process.

Updated: September 20, 2017 — 4:30 pm
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