Episternal ossicles

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Trauma - motorbike accident.

Patient Data

Age: 43
Gender: Male


Modality: CT

Two well-corticated ossicles posterosuperior the manubrium of the sternum, consistent with episternal ossicles.

Modality: Annotated image

Red arrows indicate the position of episternal ossicles. 

Case Discussion

Episternal ossicles should not be confused for fractures. They are normal variants. 

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Case Information

rID: 28547
Case created: 30th Mar 2014
Last edited: 31st Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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