Flashcards in Thoracic Wall: Sternum/Apertures Deck (14):
What is the widest and thickest part of the sternum?
What is the upper boarder feature of the manubrium?
What part of the sternum will articulate with the 2nd through the 7th costal cartilages?
-Thank you Morter
T/F: The 2nd costal cartilage will articular with only the body of the sternum.
False. It will articulate with both the body and the manubrium- directly at the manubriosternal joint
What part of the sternum is cartilaginous at birth, then will slowly ossify during life?
What part of the sternum is commonly fractured during CPR?
What does the articulation of the body and manubrium form?
At what vertebral level does the sternal angle typiclly lie?
A patient comes to you with a barrel chest. What does this mean?
They have an increase in the sternal angle
What chronic condition is often associated with an increased sternal angle?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
What is the opening between the neck and thoracic cavity?
Superior Thoracic Aperture/Thoracic Inlet
The superior thoracic aperture is bounded by....
2) 1st rib
3) 1st thoracic vertebra (T1)
Wat is the opening between the thoracic and abdominal cavities?
Inferior Thoracic Aperture/ Thoracic Outlet