Episternal ossicles

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Trauma - motorbike accident.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
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 are normal variants and should not be confused for fractures. 

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Case information

rID: 28547
Published: 30th Mar 2014
Last edited: 26th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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