Bifid curved xiphoid process

Discussion:

Xiphodynia is a rare musculoskeletal disorder characterized by pain at the lower anterior chest or epigastric region. Xiphisternal angles of less than 160° or excessively long xiphoid processes have been linked to xiphodynia. The possible causes are inflammation due to mechanical injury, repeated microtrauma to the xiphoid process, displacement of the xiphoid process provoked by weight loss or previous operation affecting this region (sternotomy or median laparotomy).

 

Radiographer: TSRM Fabio Imola

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