Costoxiphoid ligaments

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Costoxiphoid ligaments
Sternocostal and interchondral articulations. Anterior view.
Latin ligamenta costoxiphoidea
TA A03.3.05.005
FMA 71397
Anatomical terminology

The Costoxiphoid Ligaments (chondroxiphoid ligaments) are inconstant strand-like fibrous bands that connect the anterior and posterior surfaces of the seventh costal cartilage, and sometimes those of the sixth, to the front and back of the xiphoid process the sternum.

They vary in length and breadth in different subjects; those on the back of the joint are less distinct than those in front.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)