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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Among their topics are lower eyelid blepharoplasy techniques, rhinoplasty: reconstruction of the saddle nose deformity using costal cartilage harvest, closure of septal perforation, techniques for composite grafts in the reconstruction of facial defects, and a percutaneous approach to mandibular angle fractures.
While the auricle (83%) is classically affected most commonly in adults, the larynx and trachea (50%), nasal, costal cartilage, joints, eye (20-60%), skin (36%), and heart (<%10) are other anatomical structures that can be affected (4).
The age range was limited to 1-45 years so that we did not encounter any problems with evaluation because of calcification in the costal cartilage.
Axial CT chest demonstrates expansion of the left 9th costal cartilage with soft tissue thickening on both the inner and outer aspect of the cartilage (Fig.
Poststernotomy osteomyelitis is a complication of open heart surgery in 1-5% of patients [1] that typically presents as purulent sternocutaneous fistulas and is commonly treated with combined medical and surgical therapy, including antibiotics, partial or total sternectomy, excision of infected costal cartilage, and chest reconstruction using muscle flaps to fill the chest gap [2].
In cartilage, lipofuscin is deposited in the costal cartilage [12] and in the nucleus pulposus of degenerated intervertebral discs [11].
The material used for graft is autologous cartilage harvested from right 7th costal cartilage, septal cartilage or ear.
sup][2] Costal cartilage for abundant in quality can be carved in a variety of shapes.
Demir et al21 used preserved costal cartilage homograft for the treatment of TMJ ankylosis with good functional results and without donor site morbidity and no recurrence over a 4 years follow up.
The portion of the stomach that is in contact with the abdominal wall is represented roughly by a triangular area extending between the tip of the 10th left costal cartilage, the tip of the ninth right cartilage, and the end of the eighth left costal cartilage.
Sibson fascia arises from the transverse process of the C7 vertebra and inserts along the inner border and costal cartilage of the first rib.
1a) who had undergone surgical reconstruction of Ear lobe for Microtia on the right side with Autologous costal cartilage and split thickness graft has been referred to the Department of Prosthodontics, TNGDC&H, Chennai for fabrication of Auricular stent.