costal cartilage


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Noun1.Costal cartilage - the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribscostal cartilage - the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration
costa, rib - any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
cartilaginous structure - body structure given shape by cartilage
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Jay Calvert's publication in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery entitled Reconstructive Rhinoplasty: Operative Revision of Patients with Previous Autologous Costal Cartilage Grafts [sup.
Sibson fascia arises from the transverse process of the C7 vertebra and inserts along the inner border and costal cartilage of the first rib.
An incision was made over the costal cartilage of the 6th rib and after opening up the pericardial sac the fluid was allowed to drain into the pleural space.