costochondral junction


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costochondral junction

The articulation or meeting place of the bony rib and its costal cartilage.
See also: junction
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The chest is opened by removing the sternum with cartilaginous rib ends, taking care to sample the costochondral junction (fifth rib) for histologic analysis.
75% of chest wall chondrosarcomas arise from the costochondral junction between the ribs and sternum as was observed in our case.
Firm pressure with the heel of the hand over the costochondral junction is a particularly important part of the exam in children who present with the complaint of chest pain.
The muscles and the periosteum are cut over the selected rib from the costochondral junction to posterior part of the rib.