Talk:Xiphoid process

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I have trouble with the word 'discerned,' too; am looking for something stronger than 'noted.' KJ_Sam


It is noted that pressure on the xiphoid process should be avoided while doing chest compressions for the reason that it can break off and puncture the heart muscle. This is incorrect as the heart is not located in that area. The reason the xiphoid process is avoided during compressions is because it can break and puncture the diaphragm. I left it be until someone of more expertise comes along. Master Thief-117 05:50, 19 July 2007 (UTC)


Would it be possible to get a picture where a simple arrow or something shows where this is on a human? I'm having trouble picturing it. I came here from Linea nigra, following a link about an old wives' tale which concerned the linea nigra going all the way to the 'xiphoid'. I came here hoping to learn what that meant, and the explanations in the text don't really help me work out where it is. Thanks. Skittle 14:53, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Incidentally enough I too am here from the same article, and agree that an image pointing out the location of this body part in relevance to the rest of the body would be a good thing. Darkwhistle
Its done, Here is the PNG file, and An SVG version, feel free to add them to the article, and If you have any suggestions I ll Be happy to help MaenK.A.Talk 22:17, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Xiphoid process source[edit]

The typhoid process has a meaning of Roman (old Roman Empire), for a voodoo (religious) sect knowing the cannibal recipe to produce it and mark the subject as belonging to some important Roman family or event or... process. If the schizophrenic voodoo hears voices and believes the person is being judged by Romans or in latin, he applies the xiphoid process tag recipe. The similarity to the word typhoid is no coincidence either but an indication that both conditions had a common source and were used as tag together in some time period; it does refer to something dirty or sordid, an element in the voodoo recipe to produce it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:49, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Xiphoid process source II[edit]

The knowledge to produce a xiphoid process in a subject belongs to the Haruspices Roman schizophrenic tradition and is used to tag the subject as a non worker or leisured, so hopefully others in the knowing can read such condition from reading the subject entrails. Such tag was incorporated in Spanish in the word ocio, leisured time or generally monied people who do not work and do not do anything useful, from the Latin word ossium, as it is a bone structure that is affected hopefully expecting the not working subject to be unfit for leisured activities, including copulation. Such tradition would have been incorporated to voodoo later or have its origin in African practices. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:16, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

In pectus excavatum the xiphoid process may contact the heart causing symptoms[edit]

In pectus excavatum the the xiphoid process may contact the heart causing symptoms — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:57, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

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