Anomalies of the human chest plate area. Radiographic findings in a large autopsy population.

@article{Moore1988AnomaliesOT,
  title={Anomalies of the human chest plate area. Radiographic findings in a large autopsy population.},
  author={M K Moore and John H. Stewart and William F. McCormick},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  year={1988},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={348-54}
}
Anomalies of the sternal rib ends and costal cartilages, sternal foramina, and epi(supra)sternal bones from a large, modern autopsy population have been described. Rib abnormalities (duplications, fusions, and spurs) were found in 55 of 2,016 plastron roentgenograms, sternal foramina were found in 135, and episternal bones were found in 51. Sternal foramina were significantly more common in blacks than in whites and episternal bones more common in whites than blacks; rib anomalies had no… CONTINUE READING
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