anatomy; bifid xiphoid process; variation; xiphoid process
The xiphoid process is a bony process that comprises part of the sternum. This anatomical structure exhibits several morphological variations, which may complicate diagnostic examinations and invasive thoracic procedures. Variations include bifurcated or trifurcated, deflected, and curved processes. This report discusses a case of a bifid xiphoid process during cadaveric dissection and compares similar findings in the literature. The aim is to improve our knowledge of anatomical variations in an effort to reduce complications and improve patient care.
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Eid, Seif; Iwanaga, Joe; Oskouian, Rod J; Loukas, Marios; and Tubbs, R Shane, "Bifid Xiphoid Process: Case Report and Review." (2018). Journal Articles and Abstracts. 768.