Xiphoid Process Pain

Xiphoid Process Pain – Shooting Pain In Left Side Of Back – Pain Under Clavicle.

Xiphoid Process Pain

    xiphoid process

  • The cartilaginous section at the lower end of the sternum, which is not attached to any ribs and gradually ossifies during adult life
  • smallest of the three parts of the breastbone; articulates with the corpus sternum and the seventh rib
  • The xiphoid process, or xiphisternum or metasternum, is a small cartilaginous process (extension) of the lower part of the sternum which is usually ossified in the adult human. By age 15 to 29, the xiphoid usually fuses to the body of the sternum with a fibrous joint.
  • An extension of the sternum protruding caudally between the two halves of the rib cage. PICTURE1 | PICTURE2 | PICTURE3


  • Physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury
  • Mental suffering or distress
  • A feeling of marked discomfort in a particular part of the body
  • a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; “the patient developed severe pain and distension”
  • trouble: cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
  • cause emotional anguish or make miserable; “It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school”

xiphoid process pain


1] Manubrium
2] Body
3] Xiphoid process
4] Coastal cartilage
5] Sternal angle
6] Xiphisternal joint
7] Jugular notch
8] Clavicular notch

the xiphoid process

the xiphoid process
is the little bone at the bottom of the sternum
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