Normal sternum - Lateral view

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Normal sternum - Lateral view

  • The normal sternum has a smooth surface
  • If visible, the sternomanubrial joint and the interface of the body and xiphisternum should not be mistaken for fractures

Sternal fracture - Lateral view

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Sternal fracture - Lateral view

  • A step in the cortex represents a fracture

Sternal fracture - Lateral view

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Sternal fracture - Lateral view

  • Another example