Episternal ossicles

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Trauma - motorbike accident.

Patient Data

Age: 43
Gender: Male


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

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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