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costochondral

 [kos″to-kon´dral]
pertaining to a rib and its cartilage.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cos·to·chon·dral

(kos'tō-kon'drăl),
Relating to the costal cartilages.
Synonym(s): chondrocostal
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cos·to·chon·dral

(kos'tō-kon'drăl)
Relating to the costal cartilages.
Synonym(s): chondrocostal.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

costochondral

Pertaining to a rib and its cartilage.
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It took origin from the second costal cartilage to the manubrium of sternum and the second costochondral joint, afterwards became a tendinous structure and divided into two on the coracoid process.
So what went wrong - the error was in a suboptimal history taken by the cardiologist, careful interrogation of the patient revealed intermittent pricking chest pains aggravated by local chest wall pressure and chest wall movements, most likely costochondritis - a benign inflammation of the costochondral joints - definitely not life threatening, which no stent in the world would cure.
Costochondral joints were enlarged and readily palpable.
(15) This protocol utilized consisted of HVLA manipulation to the zygapophyseal joints of the thoracic spine, costotransverse, and costochondral joints, acupuncture, ischemic compression, cross-fibre friction massage, and cryotherapy.