costal cartilages


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costal cartilages

The flexible cartilages by which the front ends of most of the ribs are connected to the breast bone (STERNUM).
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The preoperative CT measurements of the eighth rib cartilage were highly correlated with the actual length of the costal cartilage as measured intraoperatively.
PS cases present with absence or under-development of pectoralis major muscle associated in some cases with or without a hypoplasia of the breast an agenesis of 234 and 5 ipsilateral costal cartilage an athelia and an ipsilateral webbing of the fingers (cutaneous syndactyly).
The osseous ends of the bifurcated ribs had its own costal cartilages which then fused to form a trunk and then articulated with sternum.
Failure of provisional calcification of cartilage results in increased depth and width of epiphyseal plates particularly of long bones and costal cartilages of ribs.