Sternal foramen

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental anatomic variant of the sternum.

Patient Data

Age: 55-year-old
Gender: Male

CT Chest (selected images)

Selected images showing an ovoid orifice in the mid-lower portion of the sternal body. This is an anatomic variant with no clinical implications. 

Case Discussion

Sternal foramen is common, occurring in approximately 5% of the population.

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Case information

rID: 48040
Published: 25th Sep 2016
Last edited: 28th Sep 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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