congenital sternal foramina

congenital sternal foramina (kn·jeˑ·n·tl sturˑ·nl f·ramˑ··n),

n small perforations present in dif-ferent regions of the sternum. This condition is considered a potential complication of an acupuncture treatment in which the practitioner uses incorrect insertion technique.
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Acupuncturists should be aware of congenital sternal foramina to avoid serious heart injury by needle insertion, especially since this area holds a commonly used acupuncture point (21).
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